Singapore's Poh loses play-off and individual golf gold

Thailand's Suthavee Chanachai is drenched in water by her teammates after winning the gold medal from the 28th SEA Games golf women's individual at Sentosa Golf course on June 12, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Thailand's Suthavee Chanachai is drenched in water by her teammates after winning the gold medal from the 28th SEA Games golf women's individual at Sentosa Golf course on June 12, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Koh Sock Hwee tees off on the ninth green during the 28th SEA Games golf women's individual at Sentosa Golf course on June 12, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Koh Sock Hwee tees off on the ninth green during the 28th SEA Games golf women's individual at Sentosa Golf course on June 12, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Johnson Poh tees off on the ninth green during the 28th SEA Games golf men's individual at Sentosa Golf course on 12 June 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Johnson Poh tees off on the ninth green during the 28th SEA Games golf men's individual at Sentosa Golf course on 12 June 2015. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Golfer Johnson Poh had to settle for the individual silver medal at the SEA Games on Friday after losing a play-off to Thailand's Natipong Srithong.

Both golfers had totalled one-under 287, with Poh finishing on four-under 68 while the Thai returned a one-under 71 at the Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course.

In the play-off on the par-four 382-metre ninth hole, Natipong parred the hole, but Poh missed his five-foot putt to lose the hole and the gold.

In the women's individual event, Koh Sock Hwee had to settle for the bronze after losing the play-off for silver to Rivani Adelia Sihotang of Indonesia. They, together with Thailand Pajaree Anannarukarn, had finished on 220, after a final-round 77, 73 and 74 respectively.

Thailand's Suthavee Chanachai, who closed her campaign with a 69, took the gold with a 209 total.

Anannarukarn dropped out of the three-way play-off at the second extra hole.

The play-off between Koh and Rivani then went to the fourth extra hole, which Rivani parred but Koh where sent a ball into the bunker.

The Singapore men finished second in the team event on 867, eight strokes behind Thailand. Indonesia finished third on 883.

Koh and Co. took the bronze on 452, behind Indonesia (446) and Thailand (426).

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