Thaworn wins Sharjah Senior Golf Masters

Mon 12 Mar 2018

Thaworn wins Sharjah Senior Golf Masters


March 12: Thaworn Wiratchant defeated Clark Dennis and Peter Fowler in a four-hole play-off at the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq to win back-to-back Staysure Tour titles at the first event of the 2018 season. 

The two-time Asian Tour number one made par on the 18th hole at the fourth attempt, beating Dennis who kept pace with him for three extra holes at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.

Fowler was knocked out of the play-off after a bogey on the first extra hole, leaving Dennis and Thaworn to do battle under floodlights as darkness fell on the Emirate of Sharjah.

“It was really difficult out there today,” said Thaworn, the only player to win 18 Asian Tour titles. “The first day was easier because I played in the morning and the greens weren’t as hard. The pin positions were tough today.”

“I had to be so patient during the play-off, it was tough playing the 18th four times. I have never played in the dark before, it was tough to adjust and not lose concentration.

“I am so happy to win my second Staysure Tour title. I want to be consistent and have a really good year.”