Date: March 08, 2009

Park no match for Randhawa

Jyoti Randhawa secured his eighth Asian Tour victory by comfortably winning the Singha Thailand Open. The 36-year-old Indian carded a flawless five-under-par 65 for a 17-under 263 overall to finish two strokes ahead of Welshman Rhys Davies, who shot a 67 at Laguna Phuket Golf Club. The best Australian was Unho Park, who was seven shots behind the winner on equal 10th place. Chinese Taipei&aposs Lu Wei-chih finished three strokes behind Randhawa to take third with a 65 while SSP Chowrasia (69) of India was tied fourth alongside Wu Ashun (66) of China. “I&aposm feeling great. I played marvellous golf the last two days. To shoot five under without any bogeys was good, I&aposm very happy,” Randhawa said. “The way the course was set up and the way it was playing, I thought I could shoot some low numbers and I did that the last two days and I&aposm glad I did it.” Davies, who was chasing his maiden victory on the Asian Tour, paid tribute to Randhawa. “Jyoti played great- he hit a number of great shots and a few good putts at the right time and that was the difference,” he said. “Maybe his experience also helped but I felt comfortable in that position. It just did not quite happen – a few things did not go right and if they had it would have been a different story.”