Ladies European Tour: Sihwan Kim wins the co-sanctioned Trust Golf Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge. | Golf News

Kim came out on top, scoring 49 points to claim the inaugural title and finish two points ahead of Sweden’s Maja Stark, who was the top-placed woman; tournament was the second of consecutive co-sanctioned events between the Asian Tour and the Ladies European Tour

Last update: 04/16/22 12:29

Sihwan Kim held on for a two-point win in Thailand

Sihwan Kim picked up a second win in as many months after claiming a two-point win at the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge.

The unique event, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Ladies European Tour, used modified Stableford scoring with points awarded based on the number of strokes taken on each hole at Siam Country Club’s Waterside Course.

An albatross was worth eight points and an eagle five points, with a birdie scoring two points and par being worth zero. A bogey sees a point deducted and a double bogey or worse results in the deletion of three points, with Kim scoring 49 points over the four rounds to win the inaugural title.

Kim scored rounds of 22, -2, 22 and 7 in the four rounds of the tournament

Kim scored rounds of 22, -2, 22 and 7 in the four rounds of the tournament

“Obviously any win is a tough win,” Kim said. “With Phachara (Khongwatmai) just going strong at the start, it put extra pressure on me, but after the restart, I think it cooled Phachara and made me hot.”

Kim started the day with an eight-point lead and bounced back from a bogey in second to birdie in fifth, eighth and 12th, only to drop a shot just before a 90-minute storm delay in Thailand.

Three straight birdies from 14th knocked Kim out of the chasing pack, with a double bogey at the last still enough to hold off closest challenger Maja Stark – the event’s top LET player.

Stark had four birdies and an eagle on a bogey-free final day to finish the week with 47 points, with Thailand’s Budsabakorn Sukapan third ahead of fellow countryman Khongwatmai.

“I shot under six today and -20 is by far my best score in a four-round tournament,” Stark said. “I feel like I’m finally back from winter golf and it’s very cold and to play even is a fantastic score in these conditions, but I’m very happy to get into the birdie mindset. and eagle.”

Korea’s Joohyung Kim and Thailand’s Natipong Srithong finished the tournament tied for sixth place with 39 points, while Australia’s Andrew Dodt and Thai Jazz duo Janewattananond and Chanettee Wannasaen complete the top 10 with 38 points.

The Ladies European Tour now heads to Australia for back-to-back events co-sanctioned with the WPGA Tour of Australasia, starting with the Women’s Australian Classic – Bonville on Thursday.

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