Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert wins Macau Open in playoff

Pavit Tangkamolprasert birdied the final hole of regulation for a 7-under-par 64 to finish tied with Lahiri (65) at 16-under 268.

By: AP | Macau | Updated: October 16, 2016 6:50 pm
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Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand won the Macau Open on Sunday, prevailing over India’s Anirban Lahiri in a playoff.

Pavit birdied the final hole of regulation for a 7-under-par 64 to finish tied with Lahiri (65) at 16-under 268 at the Macau Golf and Country Club.

The 27-year-old Thai then sealed the win with another birdie on the par-5 18th after Lahiri found the water hazard with his second shot and finished with a bogey.

Taiwan’s Chan Shih-chang shot a 65 to finish tied for third with co-overnight leader Chikkarangappa S. of India, who had a 68. Both finished three shots off the pace.

Ian Poulter, who led after the first round, finished tied for 28th after a 73.