Indian Golfers Shines at the 2019 Thailand Open
Indian Golfer Shiv Kapur finished tied-second with Thai Pavit Tangkamolprasert, while John Catlin, holed a five-foot birdie in the first playoff hole to claim the 2019 Thailand Open.
Lying tied-11th and five behind the leader at the start, Kapur was still way behind after an even front nine at the Thailand Open in Chachoengsao, Thailand on Sunday.
But on the back nine Kapur had five birdies, an eagle and a bogey to storm into a share of the lead and the play-off with Catlin (67) and Pavit (65) as all three were tied at 11-under.
SSP Chawrasia, sharing the overnight lead with Andrew Martin, opened with a birdie to take the sole lead.
Chawrasia needed a birdie in one of the last two holes to get into the play-off but he parred Par-5 17th and bogeyed 18th for 72 and finished sixth.
“It was a good round. No fireworks early on just started pretty steady. I made a soft bogey on the ninth. I got to the 10th and said to my coach who’s on the bag this week, let’s just start firing at some flags,” Kapur said.
“I birdied 10th and 11th and got stuck in a divot on 12th and made a bogey. Then I made a really good birdie out of the rough on 13th and 14th, I had a wedge in my hands and hold it. Then not until I holed the putt on 15 that I started thinking, I have a chance to win.
“Once I got to 16th, it looked like I had a good chance. Disappointing to have a three-putted 17th, but I hit two great shots. I came close to making a birdie on the 18th as well. I had a fantastic back nine. This course has always been very kind to me. It suits my eyes,” he added.
Ajeetesh Sandhu, who started the day final day at a tied-11th shot 69 and finished on the same spot, while the veteran, Jyoti Randhawa shots -3 under 68 and finished his campaign at the tied-14th position.
The talented golfer, Viraj Madappa also made a 69 to end the week at T-21 position at the Thailand Open in Chachoengsao, Thailand.