Sentosa, Singapore, February 12: It has been an action-packed week at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth! Here’s five takeaways from the tri-sanctioned event, where Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat emerged victorious at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday.
1Kiradech claimed his third Asian Tour win and fourth European Tour title at the 2018 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. It was the second time he won a matchplay event in his 10-year career. The first one was at the European Tour’s Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play in 2015.
2Kiradech played the par-four 18th hole for a total of 15 times prior to his victory. He defeated Anthony Quayle of Australia with a par against a bogey on the fourth play-off hole to book the 24th and last place in the knockout matchplay finals on Sunday.
3Kiradech had to forego a holiday with his wife to play in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. He entered through a sponsor’s invite and arrived only on Wednesday night. He did not play any practice round.
4Kiradech, who represented Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup last month, made up for the disappointment of losing all three of his matches with his victory at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.
5Prom Meesawat of Thailand, who was the top seed for the matchplay finals, got knocked out in his first match on Sunday. Kiradech, however, was the last man to qualify for the matchplay and he won.