Local Golfing Hero Wins Singha Hua Hin Open 2016

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Local Golfing Hero Wins Singha Hua Hin Open 2016
Local Golfing Hero Wins Singha Hua Hin Open 2016

Evergreen Prayad Marksaeng proved age is no barrier as he fended off young challengers to win the two-million THB 2016 Singha Hua Hin Open on 8th May at the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course.

Sharing the lead with Udorn Duangdecha after three rounds at the par-71 Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, the 50-year-old Prayad posted a final round two-under 69 to land the title by one stroke after finishing on 13-under 271. Prayad has gone one better this time after sharing the runnerup spot with Prom Meesawat last year. Tirawat Kaewsiribandit (68) and Prom (69) were joint second on 12-under 272, while Udorn (73) fell down to fourth on 275 in the event co-sanctioned by Asean Tour.

The Hua Hin-native Prayad, who yesterday carded six birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey, earned 300,000 baht for his first win this year and overall 17th on the All Thailand Golf Tour. Tirawat and Prom took home 149,500 baht each while Udorn pocketed 93,000 baht. Two-time Asian Tour winner Thaworn Wiratchant posted a poor round of 74 to share eighth place with Settee Prakongvech (67) and Phanuvich Onchu (70). Boonchu Ruangkit (69) was tied for 44th on 289. The two-million baht tournament was the second leg of the Singha All Thailand Golf Tour 2016, and is co-sanctioned by the Asean PGA Tour. …Bangkok Post

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