Chomchana “Cake” Phuchanbanchob of Chiang Mai, Thailand, first started playing golf when she was eight years old, but stopped playing six months later. Then, when she was 13, she started playing again. Phuchanbanchob had a successful fall season including a first place finish in the Lowcountry Open at Oldfield GC in which she shot par 72 in both rounds. A senior at IJGA, Phuchanbanchob will be continuing her golf career at California State University, Northridge next season.
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Name: Chomchana Phuchanbanchob
Hometown: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Graduation Year: 2015
Favorite food: Thai food
Favorite pro golfer: Rickie Fowler
Favorite non-golf athlete: David Beckham
Favorite band or musician: Maroon 5
Favorite movie: Harry Potter
Q&A WITH PHUCHANBANCHOB
Who would you say has had the biggest impact on your golf game?
What do you like to do in your free time?
Relax, play on my laptop, sleep
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Live each moment as if it’s your last.
What motivates you?
What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on the course?
I was 6-under after 11 holes
What aspect of your game have you seen the most improvement in this year?
My short game and I make more putts.
What are your goals for your future after IJGA?
Play college golf and try for the LPGA.
If you could give one piece of advice to other junior golfers or people considering IJGA, what would it be?
Golf takes time, be patient.