Thailand’s Suteepat Prateeptienchai sensationally made it three wins within a month in Indonesia on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) when he triumphed in the US$100,000 Combiphar Players Championship, at Parahyangan Golf.
His three brilliant victories means he earns a battlefield promotion on to the Asian Tour for the remainder of this season.
He came from two shots behind overnight leader Chonlatit Chuenboonngam to beat his compatriot by two shots.
Suteepat carded a four-under-par 68 for a winning total of 15 under par, while Chonlatit returned a 72.
Australian Kade McBride finished in outright third place three behind the winner after also closing with a 72.
Suteepat quickly took control of the tournament on the final day by going out in three under with birdies on two, five and seven, while Chonlatit went in the other direction by dropping shots to make the turn in three over. A one under back nine proved good enough for Suteepat to hold off a late charge from Chonlatit who rallied with birdies on 13, 15 and 17.
Said Suteepat: “I didn’t think about the score after nine holes. My driver, tee shots, were the key, but it was difficult, pin positions were tough. I am so happy to make it through and win again, I can’t describe the feeling.”
The victory means he moves to the top of the ADT Order of Merit, with Chonlatit slipping back into second.
At the end of August Suteepat claimed the BNI Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament and just last week that OB Golf Invitational presented by Jababeka.
This week was the 13th event of the ADT season, which will see the top-10 players from the Final ADT Order of Merit secure right of passage onto the Asian Tour next year.