Golf: Song Young Han wins 2016 Singapore Open, beats world No. 1 Jordan Spieth by a stroke

Song Young Han teeing off during the second round of the SMBC Singapore Open on Jan 29, 2016.
Song Young Han teeing off during the second round of the SMBC Singapore Open on Jan 29, 2016. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - South Korean Song Young Han has won the 2016 SMBC Singapore Open, prevailing by a single stroke over world No. 1 Jordan Spieth on Monday.

The 24-year-old Song, ranked 204th in the world and winless so far in his professional career, closed with a one-under 70 for a 12-under total of 272 at the US$1 million (S$1.44 million) tournament.

A birdie on the 18th green gave Spieth, 22, a 66 but his 273 total at the Sentosa Golf Club fell agonisingly short.

Both men, along with another 10 players, had returned to the Serapong Course on Monday morning to complete their final rounds after play was abandoned due to inclement weather on Sunday afternoon.

Singapore's Quincy Quek was the highest-placed local. He was tied-49th on 287. Compatriot James Leow, the only amateur to make the cut, was joint-64th on 291.