Singha E-San Open 2021

In-form Phachara seals hat trick of wins at Singha E-San Open

BY N ON November Sun, 2021 17:32

In-form Phachara seals hat trick of wins at Singha E-San Open


Phachara Khongwatmai landed the hat-trick victory of the Singha E-San Open after beating Chanat Sakulpolphaisal the first playoff hole on Sunday.


Seeking his second win in three weeks and his 7th title on all Thailand Golf Tour (ATGT), the 22-year-old golfer, taking a one-shot lead after three rounds, made a final 71 to finish at the top of the leaderboard on 12-under 276 with Chanat (69) on the 72-hole regulation.


Phachara birdied in the first play-off hole at par-5 18th hole to win his third title at the 14-year tournament while Chanat, despite a runner-up spot, registered his best-ever performance on the tour.


“I struggled a bit today, bogeying 13th, 14th and 15th. I made some mistakes,” said Phachara, who becomes the only player to win three times here.

“At that time, I was two shots down and there were enough holes to play for. So, I went for it.”


Phachara also won last year’s edition with a playoff win over Kosuke Hamamoto. Two weeks ago, he won the Singha Pattaya Open and then joined third at last week’s Thailand Open.


The big-hitting from Hat Yai admitted that the Singha Park Khon Kaeng Golf club suited his game because it was long and its fairway was wider. Moreover, he was quite familiar with greens.


Phachara took 450,000 baht and five world raking points for his 7th win on the tour while Chanat got 285,000 baht.


Tirawat Kaewsiribandit (68) and Poosit Supupramai  (70) shared third on 11-under, receiving

144,750 each.


One shot back at joint 5th on 9-under were Rattanon Wannasrichan (68), Krittin Sunthornnon (70) and Denwit David Boriboonsub (73). They each got 83,450 baht.


The best amateur award went to Sirapob Yapala, who closed with a73 to share  13th with Chapchai Nirat (71) and Nopparat Panichphol (69).


Prom Meesawat (70) was tied for 22nd  on 2-under while Danthai Boonma, the tournament winner in 2017 and 2019, shot a final 71 to share 31st on 289. 


The next tournament on All Thailand Golf tour will the 3-million baht Singha Classic 2021 at Royal Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Nakhon Nayok on Nov 11-14.