Micah Lauren Shin wins in a playoff
Micah Lauren Shin wins the Resorts World Manila Masters 2017 on the first hole in a playoff against Arnond Vongvanij when Arnond missed a seven-foot birdie putt and Micah was quick enough to respond with a birdie for the win.
Indian hopeful Jyoti Randhawa was leading the first half of the game but it was not enough for him to win and he finished the event for a shared fifth place after a third round shared top spot with Miguel Tabuena.
Micah Lauren Shin’s winning round
Micah shared the lead with Scott Barr at the opening day of Resorts World Manila Masters in the Philippines with a bogey-free eight-under 64, following round did not go too well for him as he posted a 72 on the board, and recovering with a third round 66 for a shared third place on Saturday.
Third round heroics put him very near to a possible win today and led to a five-under 67 consisting eight birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey on the very first hole today, but all went well as he finished his round with two back to back birdies making him eligible for a playoff against Arnond Vongvanij, with a total score of 19-under 269.
Vongvanij shared third place with Micah on Saturday at 14-under 202 and finished for a tied lead today with a bogey-free five-under 67 for the day and a birdie when it mattered the most on the 18th.
Vongvanij found rough at the tee shot of their first playoff hole and Micah was comfortable on the fairway, and within few minutes both hit their third shot for seven and four feet away from the pin and Vongvanij was unable to put it in for a birdie and the tie for next playoff hole, while Micah birdied the hole and clinch the event making it his first Asian Tour win.
SSP Chawrasia, the defending champion
SSP Chawrasia finished the event for a shared 10th place at 14-under 274, five shots back from the winner Micah today. Chawrasia posted one-under 71 for the day consisting three birdies and two bogeys in his round sharing his place with Tirawat Kaewsiribandit, and Jungsung Kim.
Indians at the event
Randhawa might have missed his chance at the title after a long eight years wait, still he was able to lead the Indian contingent to a shared fifth place with yesterdays leader Justin Quiban at 16-under 272.
Ajeetesh Sandhu is on a roll recently with his astonishing finishes, after his recent win at the Yeangder TPC, he finished for a shared 13th place at 13-under 275 with Suradit Yongcharoenchai, Richard T. Lee, and Liu Yan-wei. Arjun Atwal shared 17th place with Danny Chia and Yuko Katsuragawa, Shiv Kapur and Bhullar shared 20th place with Pavit Tangkamolprasert, Chanat Sakulpolphaisan, Namchok Tantiphokhakul at 11-under 277.
Next event on the Asian Tour starts on Nov 23rd in Hong Kong as UBS Hong Kong Open.