Pornanong Phatlum fired a final-round 64 to win by two strokes at the sixth and final event of the 2012 Singha-SAT Thai LPGA Championship series yesterday.
Pornanong Phatlum poses with the winner’s trophy.
One shot behind overnight leader Nontaya Srisawang after two rounds, LPGA Tour player Pornanong shot an eight-over-par 64 to win on 14-under 202 at Panya Indra Golf Club.
Nontaya, who is playing on the Ladies European Tour, finished second after a 67 while Thidapa Suwannapura (64) was third on 206 and Patcharajutar Kongkrapan (68) fourth on 209.
The amateur title went to Supamas Saengjan who was on 214 in the 54-hole tournament.
Pornanong received 71,000 baht for her first Thai LPGA title of the year while Nontaya, who failed to win her fourth title of the season, got 49,900 baht.
In all, Nontaya won three out of six Thai LPGA events this year with Pornanong, Anchisa Uttama and Patcharajutar the other winners.
"I was quite relaxed playing here and it is good to finish the year with a title," Pornanong said.
The Chaiyaphum native said that the win would be a big boost for her to start the 2013 LPGA Tour campaign in Australia in February.
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