Prayad triumphs in Japan yet again

November 11: Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng, a 10-time winner on the Asian Tour, posted a bogey-free five-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the 2017 Fujifilm Senior Championship. It was his fourth victory of the year.

The 51-year-old Thai birdied holes one, six, seven, 15 and 18 to close the ¥70 million (approximately US$612,150) event with a final tally of 11-under-par 205. His winner’s purse of ¥14 million consolidated his position at the top of the Japan Senior Tour Order of Merit.

Over at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Turkey, compatriot Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a final round of even-par 71 to finish tied-6th at the Turkish Airlines Open, a European Tour event.

Kiradech carded two birdies against the same number of bogeys for a final score of 14-under-par 240, just four strokes behind the champion, Justin Rose of England.

American David Lipsky carded a final round 70 to finish tied-27th while Australians Andrew Dodt and Scott Hend share the tie for 42nd place.Sam Brazel of Australia returned with a 72 to finish at tied-52nd.