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Pattaya: National group star Sadom Kaewkanjana produced a sensational five-under-par 65 last round to win his first expert competition at the three-million-baht Singha Pattaya Open at Burapha Golf and Resort the other day.

Sadom Kaewkanjana with the Singha Pattaya Open prize.

The 19-year-old golf player from Narathiwat upstaged an army of experienced experts in the field with an overall rating of eight-under 272, completing one stroke ahead of nationwide colleague Kammalas Namuangruk, who closed with a 69.

Nevertheless, due to their amateur status, neither Sadom nor Kammalas might get the winner (450,000 baht) or runner-up cheques. Rather it was Sutijet Kooratanapisan (67) and Namchok Tantipokhakul (71 ), who got to commemorate a bumper pay day with each taking house 363,750 baht for their connected third-place surfaces on four-under 276.

2nd round leader Chaiphat Koonmark (72) was 5th on two-under 278. He got 171,000 baht.

Kasidit Lepkurte (68) and Sofa Prakongvech (72) were an additional stroke back at tied-sixth. They each got 126,000 baht.

Over night leader Pawin Ingkhapradit had a frustrating seven-over 77 and slipped to joint 8th location with Ratchapol Jantavara (70) on even-par 280.

” I’m so delighted to get my very first win in an expert competition,” stated Sadom, who belonged to the nationwide group that won the silver medal at the SEA Games in Malaysia in August.

” I would likewise like to thank my moms and dads for all their assistance.

” Likewise a huge thank you to all the sponsors, Singha Corporation, Burapa Golf and Resort and the All Thailand Trip for assisting arrange such a terrific competition,” stated Sadom, who is off to play a competition in New Zealand today.

Sadom included that his next objective is to attempt to make the Asian Games group in Indonesia next year and after that turn expert.

Namchok took the longest hit award with his 322-yard drive on the 12th hole in the last round.

The next competition of the 2017 Singha All Thailand Trip is the four-million-baht Thongchai Jaidee Structure, which will be held in between Dec 7-10, at Siam Nation Club Waterside in Chon Buri.


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