Dubai: Sarit Suwannarut (Thai) secured his maiden victory on the Asian Tour with a final round 68 for a 72 hole total of 268, 20 under par in the $1.5 million BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Tunas Niaga Energi at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
Dubai-based Anirban Lahiri (Ind), the winner here in 2014, had a final round of 66 to finish in sole second place, four shots back of the champion.
Lahiri had rounds of 66, 70, 70 and 66 with the final round consisting of a five birdie front nine of 31 followed by eight pars and a birdie on his home hole and no bogeys.
Lahiri said at the end of his round, “It was a really good week. I think I finally got into some rhythm you know, just coming off not playing much golf.”
Dubai-based MG Keyser (RSA), representing Jumeirah Golf Estates, finished tied 45th after rounds of 65, 68, 76 and 76.
American Sihwan Kim completed the finest season of his 11 year professional career today when he wrapped up the Asian Tour Order of Merit title, appropriately on the day he turned 34.
Kim finished equal 28th this week which was enough to repel a number of players in with a chance of catching him.
“It feels good, finally the season’s done and I can’t wait to get some rest,” said Kim.
Prior to this year Kim had been a perennial nearly man and had recorded eight top-four results on the Asian Tour since 2018, including two runner-up finishes, and had come close to winning on Europe’s Challenge Tour.
But all that is a distant memory for a player full of confidence for the 2023 season.
Scott Vincent (Zim) won the International Series OOM, earning a golden ticket onto next year’s LIV Golf League by finishing tied 10th in the tournament.
Final Results (7368 yards, Par 72).
S. Suwannarut (Thai) 66. 67. 67. 68. 268.
A. Lahiri (Ind) 66. 70. 70. 66. 272.
C. Shih-chang (South Korea) 69. 68. 67. 69. 273.
G. McDowell (NI) 70. 67. 67. 69. 273.