Donlaphatchai luggage 1st title
Dangerous climate guidelines out play on final day
Donlaphatchai Niyomchon poses with the trophy. Chung 500 Chung 500
Changhwa: In a single day chief Donlaphatchai Niyomchon of Thailand was declared the winner of the season-ending US$160,000 Taifong Open after officers cancelled the fourth and last spherical on account of inclement climate.
Donlaphatchai, who carded a bogey-free four-under-par 68 within the third spherical, accomplished a wire-to-wire victory to triumph by two photographs with a successful whole of nine-under-par 207 and claimed his maiden Asian Growth Tour (ADT) title on the Taifong Golf Membership.
The 29-year-old Thai would take house a winner’s prize purse of US$28,000 and leap from 94th to 3rd place on the ultimate 2019 ADT Order of Benefit, thereby securing his Asian Tour card for the 2020 season. He additionally receives six Official World Golf Rating (OWGR) factors following his win.
“I’m actually comfortable. It is an incredible ending to my season. I’ve been working very arduous on my health for the final two years and I am glad it has paid off. I’ve waited very lengthy for this win too and I am unable to wait to play on the Asian Tour subsequent yr,” stated Donlaphatchai, who turned skilled in 2010 and solely claimed his breakthrough win on house soil final yr.
Donlaphatchai is the third Thai, following Rattanon Wannasrichan (2015) and Pannakorn Uthaipas (2017), to win the Taifong Open, which was inaugurated in 2014 because the richest occasion on the ADT schedule.
Taiwan’s Wang Wei-lun and Tseng Tzu-hsuan settled for second place with Japan’s Daisuke Yasumoto and younger Thai Atiruj Winaicharoenchai following respective closing rounds of 67, 69, 68 and 69 within the season finale.
Naoki Sekito capped a season’s haul of US$50,942 following his tied-61st place end on the Taifong Open and have become the very first Japanese to win the Order of Benefit on the ADT, which was inaugurated in 2010 as a gateway to the Asian Tour.
“I am unable to clarify how comfortable I’m to win the ADT Order of Benefit. It is the primary time a Japanese has received the Order of Benefit so I really feel actually honoured. I’m so excited for subsequent yr,” stated the 22-year-old Naoki, who has notched two wins and 5 top-10s on the ADT this season.
Thailand’s Pannakorn Uthaipas, Donlaphatchai and Itthipat Buranatanyarat would finish the season in second (US$29,794), third (US$29,697) and fourth (US$29,672) place respectively on the ultimate Benefit rankings.
With Wang, who has already secured his Asian Tour card by ending inside top-60 on the 2019 Asian Tour Order of Benefit, ending fifth on the cash checklist, the remaining three Asian Tour playing cards shall be awarded to England’s Steve Lewton, American Trevor Simsby and Seung Park of Korea, positioned sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.
The main seven gamers, not in any other case exempted, on the ultimate 2019 ADT Order of Benefit following the conclusion of the Taifong Open earned their Asian Tour playing cards for the 2020 season.
The ultimate spherical, initially scheduled to begin at 7.10am native time, was delayed by 30 minutes 3 times earlier than officers made the choice to cancel the fourth spherical of the favored occasion, which is celebrating its sixth consecutive version on the ADT.
“After deliberation, the organising committee has determined to cancel the ultimate spherical on account of steady rain which is predicted to final all through the day and situations had been deemed unplayable on account of low visibility,” stated Jittisak Tamprasert, Asian Tour Director of Guidelines & Competitions.
“The 2019 Taifong Open has been shortened to 54 holes and in a single day chief Donlaphatchai has been declared the winner of the event,” added Jittisak.