Dodt wins second Euro title at Thailand Classic


HUA HIN, Thailand – Australian Andrew Dodt won his second European Tour title after he pipped countryman Scott Hend and local favorite Thongchai Jaidee by one shot in the Thailand Classic at the Black Mountain Golf Club on Sunday.

With overnight leader Hend, who started the round with a one-stroke lead, and Thongchai struggling on the greens, the man from Queensland produced a bogey-free 67 to seal the victory with a 16-under 272 total.

It was the 29-year-old's second European Tour win after he won in Great Noida, India five years ago.

"There are no thoughts at the moment. I'm speechless," said Dodt. "I played well. I got off to a good start today, hung in there during the middle, tried to make pars on the tougher holes."

Six-time European Tour winner Thongchai, with four birdies against a bogey and a double bogey, settled for a final-round 71 and joint second with Hend, whose final round included three birdies and three bogeys for a 72.

Canadian Richard T.Lee finished joint fourth after a bogey free final-round 66 for a 274 total, along with Kiradech Aphibarnrat (70) and American Jason Knutzon (67.)