Thaworn wins first Senior Tour title in Mauritius

Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand

Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand

Poste De Flacq, Mauritius, December 11: Thai veteran Thaworn Wiratchant romped to a commanding eight-shot victory after firing a brilliant 10-under-par 62 to win his first title on the European Senior Tour at the season-ending MCB Tour Championship on Sunday.

Thaworn, who holds an unprecedented 18 victories on the Asian Tour, marked his card with one eagle and nine birdies against a bogey to cap a winning total of 23-under-par 193 and end his first European Senior Tour season on a high note at the Constance Belle Mare Plage.

“I’m so happy to win,” said Thaworn, “To win on my first year in the Senior Tour is fantastic, there are so many good players here.

“My tee shots were great all week that really helped me win here. I felt really comfortable on this golf course, it reminded me of playing in Thailand,” added Thaworn, also a two-time Order of Merit champion on the Asian Tour.

Thaworn’s final score of 23-under-par is the lowest winning score ever at the MCB Tour Championship, and his third and final round 62 also matched the lowest 18-hole score recorded at this event.