Thailand’s Varanyu Rattanaphiboonkij made birdie on three of the last four holes to snatch victory in the $125,000 Asian Development Tour Aramco Invitational at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Saudi Arabia.
Varanyu’s bogey-free seven-under-par 64 saw him finish on 16-under to win by one from overnight leader Dodge Kemmer from the United States (67) and England’s Barnes Wallis (64).
Norway’s Jarand Ekeland Arnoy (65) and Thai Suteepat Prateeptienchai (66) tied for fourth three behind the winner.
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This marked Varanyu’s third victory on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) but first in four years, as both previous wins came in 2018: in the Combiphar Players Championship in Indonesia, and the Singha Laguna Phuket Open.
With one event remaining, the Taifong Open next week, his performance has moved him into 11th place on the ADT Order of Merit, which gives him achance of finishing in the top 10 and secure his playing privileges for the 2023 Asian Tour season.
“I am so happy, it’s been a long time since I won. It’s been over three years. I am so happy,” said Varanyu, who made birdie on 15, 17 and 18.
“I have just continued to work hard and improve and today it has paid off. I would like to thank Rolling Hills, Aramco and the Saudi Aramco Golf Association for making this all possible. I am so appreciative.”