KUALA LUMPUR: Thailand’s Itthipat Burantanyarat rediscovered his winning form when he fired a seven-under-par 64 to win by two shots in the final round of the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Thai broke his three-year title drought on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) by staying focused on a pressure-filled final day to clinch the ฿4 million (approximately US$121,700) event with his winning total of 26-under-par 258.
Itthipat took home the winner’s share of US$21,863 and received 10 Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points following his victory at the fifth edition of the event hosted by Thai legend Boonchu Ruangkit.
American Johannes Veerman made a final charge with a 63, to share second place on a 260 total with England’s Steve Lewton, who ended his campaign with a 66 at the Rancho Charnvee Resort and Country Club.
Malaysian’s Shahriffuddin Ariffin signed for a closing three-under 68 to finish in a five-way tie for 25th on 13-under-par. The 19-year-old will hope to continue his solid progress when he features at the US$1 million SMBC Singapore Open on the Asian Tour this coming week.
LEADING FINAL ROUND RESULTS (PAR-71)
258 – Itthipat Buranatanyarat (THA) 66-64-64-64
260 – Johannes Veerman (USA) 65-68-64-63, Steve Lewton (ENG) 64-62-68-66
261 – Mathiam Keyser (RSA) 65 67 65 64
262 – Jazz Janewattananond (THA) 63-64-66-69
265 – Wolmer Murillo (VEN) 68-66-69-62, Kwanchai Tannin (THA) 66-68-66-65, Gunn Charoenkul (THA) 68-67-65-65
266 – Chapchai Nirat (THA) 66-71-67-62, Chinnarat Phadungsil (THA) 68-66-66-66, Witchayanon Chothirunrungrueng (THA) 65-66-67-68
—– LEADING MALAYSIAN —–
271 – SHAHRIFFUDDIN ARIFFIN 70-64-69-68