Date: November 25, 2007

Nirat wins Vietnam Masters

Thailand&aposs Chapchai Nirat has shot a five-under par round of 67 to claim victory at the Vietnam Masters in Hanoi. Trailing the leader by four strokes going into the final round, Nirat shot seven birdies to finish two shots clear of overnight leader and compatriot Chawalit Plaphol and England&aposs Simon Griffiths. Leading the Australian contingent was David Gleeson who capped off a good weekend with a two-under par 70 to finish in a tie for ninth. Jason King also has reason to be happy with his tournament, as he finished in a tie for 14th at four-under par. King and Gleeson were the only two Aussies to finish under par at the Hanoi Phoenix Golf Resort. Plaphol and Griffiths both faltered on the final day, with the Thai golfer shooting two bogeys and two double-bogeys after more than fifty holes shooting par or better. Griffiths also struggled with three bogeys in his final round. This paved the way for Nirat to take control and win his second Asian Tour title for the year.