Thailand's Patcharajutar posts second CLPGA Tour win in Beijing

16:32, July 04, 2010      

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Thailand's Patcharajutar Kongkraphan captured her second victory of the CLPGA Tour season Saturday when she birdied the final hole to win the 50,000 U.S. dollars Orient Beijing Pearl Championship by one stroke over Chinese Taipei's Yu Pei-lin.

The big-hitting Patcharajutar, an 18-year-old rookie pro, closed with a final round 69 over the Orient (Beijing) Pearl Golf Country Club layout for a 54-hole total of two-under 214 and the US$7,500 winner's purse.

With her victory in Shanghai last month, the Khonkaen native currently leads the CLPGA Tour Order of Merit with $17,123 from four events. The win also extends the futility of Chinese players on their domestic tour as foreign players have won the first four legs of the season.

Playing under hot, Thailand-like weather, Patcharajutar started the day two shots back of overnight leader Huang Ping. She quickly got her game going when she reeled off four consecutive birdies starting from the fourth hole. After dropping a shot on the eighth, she followed with a birdie at the next to make the turn at 32.

After dropping more strokes at the 11th and 16th holes, she made no mistake on the final when she put her approach to within two feet of the pin and converted the putt.


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