Shih-chang Chan shot a final round of 68 for a 72 hole total of 270, 18 under par, to win the Asian Tour’s 2021 Blue Canyon Phuket Championship at Blue Canyon Country Club, Phuket, Thailand.
Chan, playing in the last match with Shiwan Kim, stormed home on the back nine in four under 32 alongside Kim, who finished his last eight holes in two over par to finish two back on four under par for the tournament.
Tied second, just one behind the champion, came Joohyung Kim and second round leader Sadom Kaewkanjana, with rounds of 66 and 67 respectively. It could have been a whole lot better for Kaewkanjana had he not dropped a shot on the last when a par would have seen him in a play-off.
Dubai-based Shiv Kapur managed four birdies in his first 12 holes but sadly two double bogeys on the short holes at 7 and 14 and two bogeys on his 71st and 72nd holes of the week, saw Kapur finish in tied 31st place.
14 year old amateur Ratchanon Chantananuwat shot a brilliant final round of 65 to finish in tied 15th place with statistics that were the envy of the majority of the field for the last round: 16 of 18 greens hit in regulation, 13 of 14 fairways hit with 28 putts and a 12 under par four round total.
Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Wade Ormsby continues at the top of the table with Chan moving up to second and Joohyung Kim u pto third with all three separated by less than $40,000 with just three qualifying events remaining.
The Asian Tour, following this return to tournament play after a Covid-19 break since March 2020, moves on next week to the Laguna Phuket Championship.