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Precocious teenager Atthaya Thitikul underlined her supremacy as the queen of the Thai LPGA Tour as she lifted up her season’s fourth title at the Kabin Buri Sports Club in Prachiburi on Saturday.

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At 17, Atthaya fired an unblemished final round 67 to dominate the eighth leg of the Singha-SAT Thai LPGA Championship on 15 under-par-201 at the par 72 6,537 landscape.

The local prodigy, record-holder of the youngest Ladies European Tour winner at only 14 years and four months, made a hat-trick by winning the last three Thai LPGA events including two wins in Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen. She also celebrated her first title of the year in Kabin Buri in July.

Fourth title propels Atthaya to Thai LPGA throne

“I was playing well at the front and the back nines,” said Atthaya who earned Bt120,000 as the victor. “I missed some putts at the later stage but overall it was still a solid round”.

With four wins, she will end up the year as the No 1 player of the Thai LPGA with a total prize money of Bt697,650. However, Atthaya failed to break the record of Arpichaya Yubol who became the youngest Order of Merits winner on the tour at only 16 years in 2018.

“It’s been a good year as I have developed my game to another level. But I still have more rooms to fix to get better,” added Atthaya who just turned pro in January.

Coming four shots behind is Kultda Pramphun who ended the final round with a 67 for a total 205. She took Bt69,000 as runner-up.

Published : November 01, 2020

By : THE NATION