Date: November 17, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Liang triumphs in Manila

China&aposs Liang Wen-chong has clinched the 2013 Manila Masters after beating Thailand&aposs Prom Meesawat in a playoff on Sunday. Liang and Meesawat were forced into an extra-hole decider after both were tied for the lead on 16 under after 72 holes. But it didn&apost take long for Liang to grab the ascendancy as Meesawat&aposs second shot in the playoff ended up in the bunker. And the Thai 29-year-old would never recover as Liang capitalised to be the inaugural winner of the Philippine event. The triumph was Liang&aposs third Asian Tour title and his first since 2008 when he won the Indian Open. Overnight leader Liang stayed atop the leaderboard at the end of the fourth round after he carded a three-under 69 on Sunday. But he was joined at the summit after the final round by Meesawat who registered a blistering seven-under 65 which featured seven birdies and no blemishes. Canadian Richard T Lee and Spaniard Carlos Pigem finished in a share of third spot after they both finished on 15 under at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club. David Lutterus was the pick of the Australians in equal 13th (10 under).