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Thailand's Jakraphan Premsirigorn posing with his Sarawak Masters trophy and mock check after winning the title on Sunday in Kuching.
PETALING JAYA: Thailand’s Jakraphan Premsirigorn claimed his breakthrough win on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) after beating Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung by one shot at the PGM MNRB Sarawak Masters in Kuching on Sunday.
The 21-year-old shot a sizzling final round six-under 66 for a winning total of 16-under 272 at the RM200,000 event.
Nicholas also shot a 66 at the Sarawak Golf Club but it was not enough to overhaul Jakraphan, who is playing in his first season in the ADT.
Seasoned campaigner R. Nachimuthu, who led the first three rounds, could only manage a 69 to settle for third place on 274 while American Dodge Kemmer, who also carded a 66, was fourth on 277.
Jakraphan, who has notched three other top-10 finishes on the ADT this season, credited Lady Luck for his victory.
“I am really lucky today as I putted nicely and I was playing very well. I am really happy because this win means a lot to me,” said Jakraphan.
“This will probably be my last ADT event for the year. After this I’m going home to work on my game and prepare for the Asian Tour Qualifying School next year,” added Jakraphan, who took home RM35,000 for his efforts.
He also moved from 14th to seventh on the ADT Order of Merit and earned six official world golf ranking points.
Nicholas was disappointed not to win his second ADT title.
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