BOONMA WINS FIRST ADT TITLE
Thai hotshot Danthai Boonma held off a battling compatriot Jazz Janewattananond on the fourth play-off hole to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship on Sunday.
Danthai, a one-time Asian Tour winner, matched his opening efforts of a six-under-par 65 to end his campaign tied on 15-under-par 269 alongside Jazz (64) before the title was decided in extra time on the par-four 18th hole at the Rancho Charnvee Resorts and Country Club.
The leading duo shot matching pars on the first two play-off holes and birdied the third before Danthai prevailed over Jazz with a par against a bogey on the fourth extra hole at the 3,500,000 Baht (approx. US$100,114) event, final leg of the 2016 ADT schedule.
Scotland’s James Byrne closed with a 66 to finish one shot back in third place with Rattanon Wannasrichan (68) and Prom Meesawat, who returned with the day’s best score of a 62, at the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship.
Thai star Thongchai Jaidee missed out on a win to break into the world’s top-50 and qualify for the 2017 Masters tournament as he signed for a 69 to tie in sixth place on 271 alongside countrymen Sutijet Kooratanapisan, Tirawat Kaewsiribandit and Raththee Sirithanakunsak.