Sadom grabs 2nd crown in row in Phuket

Sadom grabs 2nd crown in row in Phuket

Sadom Kaewkanjana holds the Singha Laguna Phuket Open trophy.
Sadom Kaewkanjana holds the Singha Laguna Phuket Open trophy.

Sadom Kaewkanjana stormed to a four-shot victory after firing a final-round 66 at the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2021 yesterday.

Taking a two-shot lead into the last day of the three-million-baht tournament, Sadom fired seven birdies against three bogeys on his way to a four-under 66 at the par-70 Laguna Golf Phuket. With a four-round total of 14 under, he won by four shots over amateur Ratchanon Chantananuwat (67).

Tirawat Kaewsiribandit, who suffered a double bogey at the 16th in his 69, finished third on eight under. Piya Sawangarunporn shot a 68 to finish fifth on seven under with Poosit Supupramai (70) a stroke behind.

It was a second consecutive win for Sadom, who won a Thai PGA Tour event, also in Phuket, last week. Sadom took home 450,000 baht for his third win on the All Thailand Golf Tour after victories at the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation 2019 and the Pattaya Open 2017. This title also earned him five world ranking points.

"I am over the moon to make it. Actually, I did not expect to win two weeks in a row. I just wanted to do my best. I am really proud of myself," said Sadom, who has moved up to the top of the ATGT money list with 897,100 baht after three events.

Sadom started with a second-hole bogey but fought back with seven birdies including six from the 8th to 14th holes before dropping shots at the 15th and 17th.

The 14-year-old Ratchanon successfully defended his low amateur title. It was also another impressive result after he shared fifth at last month's All Thailand Championship.

The next stop on the ATGT will be the Singha Pattaya Open to be held at Burapha Golf & Resort, Chon Buri, on Oct 21-24.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT

US to lift curbs on Nov 8 for jabbed travellers

WASHINGTON: The White House on Friday announced it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov 8, at land borders and for air travel.

15 Oct 2021

Teacher accused of sexually abusing boy since 2018

The family of an 11-year-old boy has accused a male teacher at an all-boys school of sexually abusing the child for three years.

15 Oct 2021

Labanoon frontman joins Democrats in Narathiwat

Labanoon lead singer and guitarist Metee Arun has entered politics by joining the Democrat Party as a candidate for Narathiwat in a decision that has put the future of the popular rock band in doubt among its fans.

15 Oct 2021