Atthaya holds her nerve to win on third extra hole

Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul showing off her trophy after winning the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific c'ship following a four-way play-off at Sentosa Golf Club's New Tanjong Course yesterday.
Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul showing off her trophy after winning the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific c'ship following a four-way play-off at Sentosa Golf Club's New Tanjong Course yesterday.

The pressure of a four-way play-off did not faze Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul, as she won the inaugural Women's Amateur Asia Pacific tournament at Sentosa yesterday to secure a place in two of this year's Major championships.

Atthaya, 15, carded a closing even-par 71 to join Japan's Yuna Nishimura (69), the Philippines' Yuka Saso (68) and New Zealand's Wenyung Keh (67) with an eight-under total of 276 at the New Tanjong course.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 25, 2018, with the headline 'Atthaya holds her nerve to win on third extra hole'. Print Edition | Subscribe