Waen takes third at Kia Classic
- Published: 25/03/2013 at 09:53 AM
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Chaiyaphum native Pornanong Phatlum shot up the leaderboard with a 68 on Sunday (California time) to take third place at the Kia Classic of women's golf.
Spain's Beatriz Recari beat South Korea's IK Kim in a playoff to win the tournament.
Pornanong "Waen" Phatlum took third at the Kia Classic.
The dimunitive Pornanong, known as "Waen" to friends and family, tied Kim for third in the $1.7 million tournament, at a sun-drenched Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, Calif.
The Chaiyaphum Rajabhat University graduate opened the tournament last Thursday with a disappointing 75. Her three-day comeback featured rounds of 68, 69 and 68 before she fell just one shot short of the co-leaders.
She won $90,748 for third place, about 2.68 million baht.
Moriya Jutanugarn shot rounds of 71, 73, 72 and 71 to finish in a tie for 32nd place, worth $14,634, while Thidapa Suwannapura tied for 68th and a purse of $3,644. Numa Gulyanamitta did not make the cut.
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