Pavit Dedicates Maiden Win to Late King of Thailand

Pavit Tangkamolprasert dedicated his first Asian Tour victory at The Venetian Macao Open to the late King Bhumibol of Thailand, after prevailing over India’s Anirban Lahiri in a play-off on Sunday. 

Pavit Tangkamolprasert

The 27-year-old Thai and reigning Asian Tour number one Lahiri put on a thrilling exhibition of golf by shooting a seven under par 64 and 65 respectively in the final round to tie at 16 under par 268.

Pavit, who earned US$S198,000 for his career breakthrough, triumphed in extra time with a birdie on the par five 18th hole after Lahiri, the 2014 champion here, found the water hazard with his second shot following an errant drive en route to a bogey and had to settle for runner-up spot for a third time in four years.

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