In Bangkok, Filipino Ben Arda on Sunday (March 7) shot a three-under-per 69 a four-day total of 270 to win the Thailand Open Golf Championships by four strokes.
GV sign board of golf tournament
Ben Arda (Phi) teeing off
Sukree Onsham (Thai) teeing off
Sukree walking forward
Graham Marsh (Aust) teeing off
Graham walking forward
Sadao Sakashita (Jpn) teeing off
Flag (18 hole)
Hsu Sheng-san (Taiwan) putt-in
Ben Arda receiving the trophy
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Background: In Bangkok, Filipino Ben Arda on Sunday (March 7) shot a three-under-per 69 a four-day total of 270 to win the Thailand Open Golf Championships by four strokes.
Thailand's Sukree Onsham marched Arda's final round 69 and ended on 274 for second place. Third was Taiwan's Hsu Sheng-san on 277. Hsu fired a four-under-par 68 on the 6,909-yard par 72 Navathanee Course.
Australia's Graham Marsh, even with Hsu for third position after three rounds, carded a 71 to share fourth place with Japan's Sadao Sakashita on 280.
Arda, shot back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth and another on the ninth on the way out and played the back nine in regulation figures.
Driving down the middle with confidence and hitting the greens with precision approach shots, Arda's birdie putts ranged from two to 10 feet.
Arda who pocketed US 21,500 dollars for the victory and took the Thai Open title to the Philippines for the first time since its inauguration in 1965.