Late addition Aphibarnrat wins Super 6 Perth golf title

From ESPN - February 11, 2018

PERTH -- Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat has outlasted five opponents over 35 holes of match-play golf on the final day to claim victory in the World Super 6 Perth.

The World No. 53 fought back from an early one-hole deficit to beat New South Welshman James Nitties 2&1 in the final.

Aphibarnrat was a late addition to the tournament and was the last man to qualify for Sunday's field.

He had to do so through an extra four shootout holes also as nine golfers fought for the final eight spots.

Over four days, he played 93 holes, earning every cent of his $283,333 prize money.

He was often forced to come from behind on Sunday and did so again in the final.

Along the way to the title he beat Ben Eccles, Yusaku Miyazato, Andrea Pavan and Lucas Herbert in six-hole match-play.

Nitties, who also spent a long time on the course on the final day, playing "only" 24 holes, took the lead on the first hole of the final after Aphibarnrat put his second shot into a green-side bunker.

But wayward tee shots from Nitties on the second and third holes allowed Aphibarnrat back into the contest.


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