Pavit Tangkamolprasert wins Macau Open

Oct 17, 2016
Thailand golfer Pavit Tangkamolprasert won the Macau Open in playoff.
Thailand golfer Pavit Tangkamolprasert won the Macau Open in playoff.

Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert edged out Indian Anirban Lahiri in a playoff to win his first Asian Tour golf title at the Macao Open on Sunday.

The 27-year-old shot a closing seven-under-par 64 to tie with Lahiri, who won the tournament in 2014, on 268.

Tangkamolprasert then birdied the par-five 18th, the first hole of the playoff, while his opponent found water with his second stroke en route to a bogey.

Former world number five Ian Poulter, making his competitive return after a four-and-a-half month absence caused by a foot problem, ended up in 28th place on 281.

Taiwan’s Chan Shih-chang shot a 65 to finish tied for third with co-overnight leader Chikkarangappa S. of India, who had a 68. Both finished three shots off the pace.

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