Golfer Jakraphan seals maiden win at Sarawak Masters

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 06, 2013 10:10 hrs

Kuching (Malaysia), Oct 6 (IANS) Thailand's Jakraphan Premsirigorn claimed his breakthrough win on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) after defeating local hope Nicholas Fung by one shot at the PGM MNRB Sarawak Masters Sunday.

The 21-year-old closed his campaign with a stunning six-under-par 66 for a winning total of 16-under-par 272 at the $65,000 event. Second-placed Fung also battled to a 66 at the Sarawak Golf Club but failed to overtake Jakraphan, who is playing in his first ADT season.

Malaysia's R. Nachimuthu, who led the first three rounds, returned with a 69 to settle for third while American Dodge Kemmer took fourth on 277 after making a late charge up the leaderboard with a 66.

Australia's Darren Tan and Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand totalled matching 278s to share fifth after signing for rounds of 68 and 69, respectively.

Jakraphan, who has notched three other top-10 finishes this season, credited 'lady luck' for his victory.

"I am really lucky today. I putted nicely and I played very well. This win means a lot to me. This will probably be my last ADT event this year," said Jakraphan, who took home $10,205 for his win.

Jakraphan moved from 14th to seventh on the ADT Order of Merit and earned six Official World Golf Ranking points.

The top-3 on the ADT Order of Merit will earn playing rights for the 2014 Asian Tour.


272 - Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORN (THA) 69-67-70-66

273 - Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 66-70-71-66

274 - R. Nachimuthu (MAS) 65-70-70-69

277 - Dodge KEMMER (USA) 68-68-75-66

278 - Darren TAN (AUS) 71-70-69-68, Pavit TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 73-69-67-69

280 - Philip MATSSON (THA) 70-75-67-68, Pasavee LERTVILAI (THA) 72-69-71-68, Charles HONG (PHI) 73-67-70-70, Masaru TAKAHASHI (JPN) 70-70-70-70, Rufino BAYRON (PHI) 73-67-68-72

281 - Mitsuhiko HASHIZUME (JPN) 73-70-71-67, Lionel WEBER (FRA) 73-70-69-69

282 - Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORN (THA) 71-69-71-71

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