Local hero Thaworn Wiratchan wears the crown in Thailand

Local hero Thaworn Wiratchant carded a five-under-par 67 in the final round to win the King`s Cup in Thailand by two strokes on Sunday for his 18th title on the Asian Tour.

Local hero Thaworn Wiratchan wears the crown in Thailand

Bangkok: Local hero Thaworn Wiratchant carded a five-under-par 67 in the final round to win the King`s Cup in Thailand by two strokes on Sunday for his 18th title on the Asian Tour.

The veteran Thai, trailing India`s Anirban Lahiri by a stroke after the third round, mixed six birdies with a lone bogey in the last round for a four-day total of 20-under 268.

Lahiri, who had the lead for the first three days, finished tied second with Australia`s Andrew Dodt on 18-under.

The 47-year-old Thaworn gained five shots in the first 10 holes before he had his only bogey on the 12th. 

Going into the final hole with a one-shot lead over Lahiri and Dodt, he killed the chances of a play-off with a birdie.

"It was not easy out there as Anirban and Andrew were piling the pressure on me," Thaworn told reporters. 

"It got a little shaky on 12 when I bogeyed for the first time today. I really wanted to birdie 18 as I did not want to go into a play-off. I was confident of winning in regulation play but not in a play-off."

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