Macau, China, 14 Sept – Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant claimed his 11th Asian Tour victory Sunday with a commanding six-shot triumph at the Macau Open.
Thaworn charged home with a closing three-under-par for a four-day total of 15-under-par 269 to pip India’s rising star Gaganjeet Bhullar at the 500,000-dollar full-field event at the Macau Golf and Country Club.
Thaworn’s victory left him one title short of equaling the Asian Tour record of 12 career wins set by his compatriot Thongchai Jaidee, but the 42-year-old said he was confident of overtaking his countryman, according to AFP.
Thaworn took home 79,250 dollars for his win.
Gaganjeet Bhullar finished in second place on 275.
Matthew Griffin of Australia surged up the leader board with an eagle on the second hole to share third place with South African Keith Horne on 278.
Taiwan’s Lin Wen-hong and Yoshinobu Tsukada of Japan ended in fifth position on 279 while China’s Zhang Lian-wei and Australia’s Rick Kulacz were among the seven players who tied seventh place on 280.