By The Nation
Chollada fired a 3-under-par 69 to finish at 11-under-par 205, while 17-year-old Panchalika Apamongkol took the amateur title after carding a 10-under-par 206.
The tournament is the year’s eighth and final LPGA Tour event of the year, The top 20 players in the LPGA ranking automatically qualify for the Bt4-million Thailand LPGA Masters 2019 scheduled for September 4-6 at the Panya Indra golf course in Bangkok.
Chollada, who earlier won the 4th leg of the LPGA series, started the final round at 4-under-par and scored five birdies along with two bogeys to clinch the Bt142,500 winner’s prize. She has now earned Bt488,224 and is the top earner in this year’s LPGA Tour.
“I chilled during the first nine holes but on the back nine I started feeling some pressure,” she said. “But I tried to be patient and waited for the right opportunity to score. It was a great Mother’s Day’s gift for my mother, who was cheering for me today.”
Tied in second place at 10-under-par 206 were Pacharajutha Kongkraphan from Khon Kaen, 18-year-old Ornkanok Soisuwan and amateur winner Panchalika.
Amateur winner Panchalika
1 (-11) 205 Chollada Chayanan 65-71-69 (Bt142,500)
T2 (-10) 206 Pacharajutha Kongkraphan 71-69-66, Ornkanok Soisuwan 70-70-66 (Bt78,730 each), Panchalika Apamongkol (A) 66-68-72
T5 (-9) 207 Mookarin Ladkratok 70-68-69, Natthaphan Siritrai 66-71-70 (Bt47,235 each)
T7 (-8) 208 Apichaya Yubol 69-70-69, Saraporn Chamchoy 65-71-72 (Bt32,780 each)
T9 (-7) 209 Chompach Pongthanarak 68-73-68 (Bt27,100)
T10 (-6) 210 Dusaween Supimjitr 69-71-70, Kusuma Meechai 69-70-71 (Bt23,485 each), Chanoknant Angkuraserani (A) 69-74-67