Khalin Joshi ends tied seventh at Taifong Open golf
Khalin Joshi was unable to produce the kind of magic that put him in contention over the last three days as he carded an even par 72 and ended tied seventh at the Taifong Open here on Sunday.
Chang Hwa (Chinese Taipei): Khalin Joshi was unable to produce the kind of magic that put him in contention over the last three days as he carded an even par 72 and ended tied seventh at the Taifong Open here on Sunday.
Joshi, who had rounds of 66-73-70-72 totalled seven-under 281 and picked up USD 4266. Thai teenager Rattanon Wanasrichan saved his best for last when he fired a seven-under-par 65 to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title.
Rattanon, 20, shot eight birdies to return with a winning total of 12-under-par 276 to defeat a battling Casey O'Toole (66) of the United States and overnight leader Jordan Sherratt (71) of Australia by one shot.
Lu Wei-chih was the best placed local player after returning with a 67 to share fourth place alongside Thailand?s Natthapong Niyomchon, who shot a 72, at the USD 160,000 ADT event.
Rattanon, who was five shots back at the start of the day, got off to a hot start when he opened with three birdies. He added three more birdies in the middle of the round and sealed the deal with two closing birdies.
He said, "I told myself that if I can birdie the last hole then I can win. I managed to do that so I am proud of myself. I was five shots back after round three so I didn?t think I can win. I just played my own game and I am glad that I won."
He is now aiming to win his first Asian Tour title after taking home a winner?s cheque of USD 28,000 and becoming the fifth Thai player to win on the ADT this year. He is also the 12th first-time winner on the ADT in 2015.
O?Toole continued his good run of form on the ADT after claiming his seventh top-10 result. Australia?s Sherratt missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the last hole to force a play-off and was disappointed not to win his career?s first title after leading for two days.