Date: , Nov 23, 2015
By: AFP, MANILA
Thailand’s Natipong Srithong hit a brilliant five-under 67 to claim the Manila Masters in thrilling style yesterday, becoming the second Thai newcomer to win in successive weeks on the Asian Tour.
The 22-year-old, who only turned professional in September, carded a 15-under 273 at the par-72 Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club after overcoming a four-shot deficit in the final round.
Srithong finished one shot ahead of South Africa’s Jbe Kruger — who closed with a 71 — while overnight leader Hung Chien-yao of Taiwan, who sank a hole-in-one, was two shots behind alongside compatriot Lee Chieh-po. [FULL STORY]