LPGA Tour: In The Winner’s Circle with Chanettee Wannasaen – 2023 Portland Classic

By Carey Van Lue

Portland Classic

Columbia Edgewater Country Club | Portland, Oregon| August 31- September 3, 2023

In The Winner’s Circle with Chanettee Wannasaen

Sep. 3, 2023

Chanettee Wannasaen (courtesy LPGA Tour)

Hometown/Resides: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Birthdate: April 16, 2004; currently 19 years, 4 months and 18 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished T6 at the 2022 LPGA Q-Series to earn LPGA Tour Membership for the 2023 season

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2021/2023
Caddie: Porani Chutichai



LPGA: First career victory 


With her win, Wannasaen earns 500 points and is projected to move from 176th to 47th in the Race to the CME Globe

With her win, Wannasaen earns $225,000; she has earned $229,586 this season and in her LPGA Tour career



This is Wannasaen’s first appearance in the Portland Classic

12 events played, 3 cuts made, $229,586 earned; She has one win, a T57 finish at the LPGA Drive On Championship at Superstition Mountain and a T51 finish at the Honda LPGA Thailand



  • She earns her first win in her 17th start on the LPGA Tour
    • It is her first top-10 finish on Tour
    • Her previous career-best result is a T24 finish at the 2022 Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open
  • She becomes the season’s 10th Rolex First-Time Winner, joining Lilia Vu (Honda LPGA Thailand), Ruoning Yin (DIO Implant LA Open), Grace Kim (LOTTE Championship), Rose Zhang (Mizuho Americas Open), Allisen Corpuz (U.S. Women’s Open), Linn Grant (Dana Open), Elizabeth Szokol (Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational), Alexa Pano (ISPS Handa World Invitational) and Megan Khang (CPKC Women’s Open)
    • She is the third-straight Rolex First-Time Winner
    • The most First-Time Winners in one season is 11 (1995, 2022)
  • She is the fourth Tour rookie to win this season following Kim, Zhang and Pano
    • Zhang became a 2023 rookie upon accepting LPGA Tour Membership following her win at the Mizuho Americas Open
  • She is the third-ever Monday qualifier to win an LPGA Tour event
    • She is the first since Brooke Henderson at the 2015 Portland Classic
  • She is the 18th different player to win this season
  • She is the second-youngest winner on Tour this season at 19 years, 4 months and 18 days
    • She is the second 19-year-old to win on Tour in 2023, joining Pano (19 years exactly)
  • She is the seventh player from Thailand to ever win on the LPGA Tour
    • She is the second Thai player to win this season following Pajaree Anannarukarn (Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards)
  • She is the first Thai player to win the Portland Classic
  • She wins the Portland Classic in her first start at the event
  • This is her 12th event of the 2023 season
    • Her previous season-best finish was T51 result at the Honda LPGA Thailand
    • She has only made two cuts this season, in her first two starts this year
    • She had missed nine straight cuts before coming to Portland
  • Wannasaen lost in a playoff last week at the Circling Raven Championship on the Epson Tour
  • She has one LET Access Series win, the 2022 Trust Golf Links Series – Ramside Hall
  • Wannasaen has two wins on the TLPGA Tour, the 2022 Singha Pattaya Ladies Open and 2022 SAT-NSDF 5th Thai LPGA Championship
  • She won the 2019 Singha Thailand Amateur Match Play Championship