Dussavi Soopimjit poses with the trophy.
Dussavi Soopimjit poses with the trophy.

Dussavi emerges champion

sports August 12, 2017 06:16

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

Nineteen-year-old Dussavi Soopimjit fired a solid 71 in the final round to beat Parinda Phokan and Budsabakorn Sukapan by a stroke in the Bt1-million Singha-SAT Toyota Championship Circuit 6 at the Kabin Buri Sport Country Club yesterday.



Dussavi saved par on the final hole to sign off with an 8-under-par 208 while her close rival Budsabakorn made a bogey on the same hole to miss a chance for play-off at the par-72, 6,439-yard landscape.

“I haven’t played like this for a long time and feel great to get back into the winning circle again,” said Dussavi, whose previous title was at Mae Jo Golf Resort and Spa in Chiang Mai two years ago.

 “I want to dedicate this win to my parents, who always support me, no matter whether I win or not. I hope to carry this winning momentum going into the Chiang Mai leg next week,” said Dussavi, who received a cheque of Bt142,000.

Parinda and Budsabakorn, after their final round 69 and 72, were a shot behind at 7-under. Each player received Bt78,730. They will enter the seventh leg of the 2017 Thai LPGA Tour in Chiang Mai, which starts on Wednesday.