Smriti Mehra ends tied 30th at Thai Open golf

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

Bangkok: Smriti Mehra dropped four bogeys on the back-nine and ended with a score of 74 to sign off tied 30th in the Thailand Ladies Open -- the season’s first event on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour.

She totalled four-over 220 with rounds of 74, 72 and 74.

All the other Indians, Sharmila Nicollet 150 (76-74), Tanya Wadhwa (77-77), Rhea Nair (82-73) and Saanya Sharma (84-74) missed the cut.

Nineteen-year-old Thai golfer, Tanaporn Kongkiatkri was stretched to nine playoff holes before winning the title over South Korea’s Cho A-ram yesterday.

Both the professionals finished the 54-hole play with a 8-under. In the sudden death Cho and Kongkiatkri halved the first seven holes with matching pars and bogeyed the eighth.

Kongkiatkri played the ninth playoff hole with a wonderful approach shot that stopped three feet from the hole before tapping in for a birdie to lift the Cup.

Pornanong Phatlum, the leader on the first two days, shot a three-over 75 and ended seventh at 211 with USA’s Libby Smith and Kang Da-na and Kim Do-yeon of South Korea.