Chawalit misses out in Japan playoff
Thailands Chawalit Plaphol came close to adding a second
career title in Japan when he lost in a play-off at the ANA Open
The Asian Tour star was involved in a three-way shoot-out with eventual
winner Noria Shinozaki and Yasuharo Imana after the leading trio
were tied on seven-under-par 277.
It was Chawalits best outing in Japan this year after a season
which has seen him miss more cuts than playing in all four rounds.
The sweet-swinging Thai, who won the ANA title in 2004, shot rounds
of 69, 67, 72 and 69.
Filipino veteran Frankie Minoza settled for a share of 43rd place
on 287 following rounds of 69, 69, 74 and 75.
In the Mercedez Benz Championship in Germany, Indias Jeev
Milkha Singh, last years UBS Order of Merit champion, finished
tied 16th with rounds of 72, 70, 72 and 67 for a 281 total. Dane
Soren Hansen won the event with his winning total of 271.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, the two-time Asian Tour number one,
finished equal 21st after carding rounds of 71, 72, 71 and 68 and
was tied with Koreas Yang Yong-eun, who signed off with a
Englands Simon Dyson was further back in tied 37th place on
285, followed by Jyoti Randhawa of India in 57th place and Singaporean
Mardan Mamat in 72nd position.
In the Tour Championship in the US, Choi Kyung-ju of Korea finished
tied 21st with rounds of 67, 65, 75 and 69 for a 276 total. World
number one Tiger Woods claimed his seventh title of the year by
a massive eight shots, thanks to a winning aggregate of 23-under-par
Woods also claimed the inaugural FedEx Cup which comes with a US$10
million deferred bonus.
September 17, 2007