Naraajie Ramadhanputra of Indonesia picked up a title in unusual fashion on Sunday after the Asian Development Tour Singha Laguna Phuket Open was cut to 54 holes due to bad weather.

Naraajie was extending his lead when organisers called the players off the course around 11.30am due to rain and a lightning storm.

“Unfortunately we have had to cancel play for today due to the threat of lightning,” said Tournament Director Phutthisarn Sricharuviphat. “We stopped play at 11.32am and although we waited to see if the weather would improve, by the time we reached 3.15pm the committee judged there would not be enough time remaining for players to prepare and resume play so the tournament was cut to 54 holes.”

Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat finished second, three shots back at 12-under, followed by compatriot Poom Saksansin in third on -11.

“It’s a shame play was stopped early but the weather was not good,” Naraajie said. “I started the day pretty well, birdied the first hole and the fourth, so I had good momentum but there was a lot of rain and wind out there.

“It’s nice to finally get my game together this week. I’ve been playing on the Asian Tour since January but I haven’t made any cuts so it’s good to have my ‘A’ game back.

“I haven’t really made any changes to my game, but I’ve been doing a lot of meditation lately. Stepping up to the Asian Tour, which is the biggest in Asia, is quite a jump. There are a lot of really good players so I needed to upgrade and grow myself to be a better player.

“I feel I’ve got some momentum going after this week so I’m just looking to keep going and keep improving on and off the course. I have a couple of local tournaments coming up and then the next ADT tournament in July so I’m really looking forward to it.”