Date: December 14, 2008

King finishes strongly

Australian golfer Jason King has finished strongly at the Cambodian Open to end the tournament in a tie for 11th place. King&aposs final round of 67 allowed the Australian to finish with a total score of 12-under-par, but his effort was well off runaway winner Thongchai Jaidee. Jaidee went into the final round leading by five strokes and a six-under-par round of 66 allowed the in-form Thai to cruise to victory at 24-under. “I played really well all week. I only had four bogeys throughout the four rounds and I know that my game is all coming back now,” Jaidee said after clinching victory. Lam Chih Bing of Singapore closed with a final round of 65 to grab second place at 18-under, while Thailand&aposs Chawalit Plaphol was outright third at 16-under. Rhys Davies and Anthony Kang shared fourth place at 14-under, while the rest of the Australian contingent finished well back. Gavin Flint closed with a 67 and Unho Park a 70 as the two Australians finished one behind King at 10-under and in a share of 14th position. Final scores from the Cambodian Open: (par 72) 24: Thongchai Jaidee 68-66-64-66 -18: Lam Chih Bing 73-65-67-65 16: Chawalit Plaphol 67-66-72-67 14: Rhys Davies 64-75-67-68, Anthony Kang 65-69-69-71 13: Juvic Pagunsan 70-69-68-68, Park Jae-bum 68-67-71-69 12: Iain Steel 74-65-68-69, Thaworn Wiratchant 68-70-69-69, Steven Tiley 70-66-69-71 11: Gaganjeet Bhullar 71-72-70-64, Jason King (Australia) 69-71-70-67, Guido Van Der Valk 71-67-68-71 10: Gavin Flint (Australia) 68-71-72-67, Baaz Mann 72-65-72-69, Unho Park (Australia) 72-67-69-70, Corey Harris 69-65-69-75