Thailand Golf Championship

  • Amata Spring Country Club, Bangkok, Thailand December 6th - December 9th
  • Par: 72

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  • Last Updated: Sunday December 9 2012, 16:48 GMT

Charl Schwartzel ended his 20-month win drought in emphatic style with a 11-shot victory at the Thailand Golf Championship.

Schwartzel: Cruised to victory in Thailand
Schwartzel: Cruised to victory in Thailand

The South African, who had held the lead from day one, completed his pillar-to-post success at Amata Spring with a third 65 of the week to post a winning total of 25-under.

Starting the day five shots clear, Schwartzel had six threes on his card as he turned in four-under 32 and he added three more on the back nine to complete the romp and claim his first title since his 2011 Masters win at Augusta.

Current Masters champion Bubba Watson came through the field on Sunday with a seven-under 65 that saw him take a share of second place with home hero Thitiphun Chuayprakong (70) on 14-under.

Sergio Garcia raised hopes of a final-round charge with two birdies in his first three holes but the Spaniard couldn't make further progress and finished alone in fourth after a closing 70.

England's Simon Dyson climbed to sixth after finishing with a 68 while defending champion Lee Westwood had to settle for tied 11th after his third two-under 70 of the week.

A delighted Schwartzel said: "It's been a while and I have been knocking on the door for quite some time.

"Winning is not as easy as everyone thinks it is," added the South African, who said he'd played plenty of good golf over the last 20 months without getting the reward of a victory.

"It's nice to finish the year with a nice win here and play some decent golf," said Schwartzel, who had just one bogey on his card all week.

Collated final-round scores (Tha unless stated, par 72):

263 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 65 65 68 65

274 Bubba Watson (USA) 68 70 71 65, Thitiphun Chuayprakong 66 67 71 70

276 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 69 69 68 70

277 Hyun-Bin Park (Kor) 68 74 67 68

278 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 68 71 72 67, Prom Meesawat 69 72 70 67, Simon Dyson (Eng) 72 71 67 68, Scott Hend (Aus) 70 68 69 71, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 67 67 69 75

279 Jonathan Moore (USA) 73 72 67 67, Chapchai Nirat 70 73 67 69, Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 70 66 73 70, Lee Westwood (Eng) 70 69 70 70

280 Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 70 69 70 71, Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 72 67 70 71

281 Kalle Samooja (Fin) 71 72 72 66, Yoshinobu Tsukada (Jpn) 70 72 72 67, Thongchai Jaidee 69 71 72 69, Darren Beck (Aus) 69 70 72 70

282 Shiv Kapur (Ind) 73 71 72 66

283 Gunn Charoenkul 73 70 72 68, Wade Ormsby (Aus) 69 72 73 69, Javi Colomo (Spa) 67 73 73 70, Darren Clarke (NIrl) 70 72 69 72, Hunter Mahan (USA) 71 69 70 73, Masanori Kobayashi (Jpn) 68 67 73 75

284 Alex Cejka (Ger) 72 71 75 66, Namchok Tantipokhakul 74 69 69 72, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 69 70 70 75

285 Seong-Ho Lee (Kor) 70 73 72 70, Berry Henson (USA) 70 71 73 71, Joong-Kyung Mo (Kor) 68 72 73 72, Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) 71 73 69 72, Luke List (USA) 69 73 71 72

286 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) 74 67 72 73, Kevin Na (USA) 73 69 70 74, Thaworn Wiratchant 69 70 70 77

287 Wen-Teh Lu (Tpe) 72 70 74 71, Piya Swangarunporn 74 69 72 72, Boonchu Ruangkit 73 71 70 73, Scott Barr (Aus) 71 71 71 74

288 Angelo Que (Phi) 72 72 72 72, Shingo Katayama (Jpn) 72 72 72 72, Unho Park (Aus) 70 73 73 72, Derek Ernst (USA) 70 73 72 73

289 Andrew Dodt (Aus) 72 73 73 71, Adam Groom (Aus) 73 71 73 72, Annop Tangkamolprasert 69 76 71 73, Joonas Granberg (Fin) 71 72 73 73

290 Elmer Salvador (Phi) 73 71 78 68, Guido Van Der Valk (Ned) 71 73 73 73

291 Wisut Artjanawat 73 71 78 69, Chih Bing Lam (Sin) 70 74 76 71, Juvic Pagunsan (Phi) 69 74 76 72, Ajeetesh Sandhu (Ind) 70 73 72 76, Sung Lee (Kor) 72 70 71 78, Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) 74 68 70 79

292 Pariya Junhasavasdikul 73 71 77 71, Anthony Kang (USA) 72 72 74 74, Jason Knutzon (USA) 70 73 71 78, Danny Chia (Mal) 72 69 72 79

293 Mao-Chang Sung (Tpe) 71 73 76 73, Kwanchai Tannin 70 74 75 74, Daisuke Maruyama (Jpn) 70 74 74 75

295 Prayad Marksaeng 71 74 70 80

296 Miguel Tabuena (Phi) 72 70 78 76

297 Shaaban Hussin (Mal) 72 73 76 76

298 Panuwat Muenlek 74 71 79 74

302 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) 72 71 77 82

303 Troy Matteson (USA) 73 72 81 77


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