Udorn crushes field at Singha E-San Golf Open
02 Jul 2011 - 12:30:10
Thailand's Udorn Duangdecha survived a mid-round stumble to complete a four-stroke victory at the Singha E-San Open Saturday on home soil for his second win on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
The 40-year-old, who led from round one, fired a final-round one-under-par 71 to storm home ahead of countrymen Prom Meesawat, Chawalit Plaphol and Tanutchan Puaktes.
It was Udorn's second straight win at the blustery Singha Park Golf Club following his success at the King's Cup on the Asian Tour in November.
"Winning here last year gave me a lot of confidence and I knew I could win again," said Udorn. "I am delighted with the victory on one of my favourite courses.
"It is a long course and very windy. It is a course I like and it suits my game. There are not many players who can win in the wind so that made me confident."
The flashy Udorn, sporting a pair of black-and-white chequered flag trousers, had the winning line in his sights early on with two birdies in the first 10 holes as his nearest challengers failed to make a charge.
He had a four-shot advantage at the turn but back-to-back bogeys on the 12th and 13th caused him some nervous moments. A birdie at the 15th settled any jitters he had and with the wind making scoring difficult for the chasing pack, he cruised home with an overall score of 18-under 270.
Leading scores after final round of the Singha E-San Open (Thai unless stated)
270 - Udorn Duangdecha 66-65-68-71
274 - Prom Meesawat 66-69-73-66, Chawalit Plaphol 70-69-67-68, Tanutchan Puaktes 70-65-67-72
275 - Poosit Supupramai 68-67-67-73
276 - Chapchai Nirat 70-66-71-69
277 - Pariya Junhasavasdikul 71-66-73-67
278 - Thaworn Wiratchant 66-73-67-72
279 - Marvin Dumandan (PHI) 75-68-68-68, Ferdie Aunzo (PHI) 70-71-69-69, Namchok Tantipokhakul 71-67-69-72
280 - Atthaphon Prathummanee 70-73-71-66, Chawinroj Rungsrichai 68-68-71-73
281 - Jay Bayron (PHI) 71-71-68-71