Amateur Sarit stars in Singha Pattaya Open victory

Pattaya, July 17: Thai amateur Sarit Suwannarat upstaged his countryman Udorn Duangdecha to win the Singha Pattaya Open today on the third hole of a sudden-death play-off.
Sarit and Udorn, joint third round leaders, closed with three-under-par 67s to finish tied on 16-under-par at Burapha Golf Club.
Young Sarit, a member of the Thai team that won the team gold medal in last year’s SEA Games in Singapore, made five birdies and two bogies to help make his mark in the professional game for the first time.
Udorn, winner of this event on 2010, crucially bogeyed 17 to let Sarin in.
Thailand’s Janewattananond claimed outright third place after shooting a 67 finishing two off the play-off.
His countrymen Thaworn Wiratchant (67), Thummann Koommark (67), and Suradit Yongcharoenchai (68) tied for fourth four strokes further back.
Thailand’s Prom Meesawat, a two-time winner of this tournament, fired a 68 and was one shot back in joint seventh.
The ASEAN PGA Tour moves to the Jimei Korea Kulim Championship next week at Kulim Golf & Country Resort, from 20 to 23.