2018 SUN CAR Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Classic: Langkulgasettrin imports CLPGA victory home

On April 26 to 28 at Jiangsu, China

Saranporn Langkulgasettrin swings five under-pars 211 for her first CLPGA championship at Shuangshan Golf Club.

22 of 36 Thai ladies made into cut in this tournament. Including frontrow players such as Kanyalak Preedasuttijit, Supamas Sangchan etc.

‘Saranporn Langkulgasettrin captured her first victory of the China LPGA Tour season on Saturday as the Thai teenager survived a late-round collapse to win the Sun Car Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Classic by one stroke in Jiangsu province.

Sitting at nine-under with a four stroke lead through 13 holes at Shuangshan Golf Club, the 18-year-old Saranporn then saw her game unravel in dropping four strokes over the next three holes. She then regained her composure to make par over the final two holes for a 71 and a five-under 211 score, one stroke clear of Chinese amateur Liu Wenbo (69), the defending champion.

Zhang Yue, a 17-year-old Chinese amateur, finished third at two shots back after closing with a 72. Thai Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (72) was fourth at three shots off the pace.

Saranporn earned RMB120,000 for her 14th pro title. It was her fourth career victory on the CLPGA Tour after winning three times last year to finish atop the Order of Merit.

“The final round I felt a little bit nervous because I haven’t been in this position for few months. It’s great to be back on top again,” said the Phuket native whose round included five birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey at the 369-yard, par-four 14thhole.

“The 14th hole, the wind was blowing to the water. I made double because the ball dropped in the water for my second shot. After the double and two bogeys I just tried to focus on my shots.”

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