Thaworn Wiratchant leapfrogs to 14th in Asian Tour rankings

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat continues to lead the Order of Merit on $679,999 with India's Gaganjeet Bhullar and Australia's Scott Hend in second and third place, respectively, on $279,193 and $273,128.

updated: September 16, 2013 13:57 IST
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Singapore: Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant proved that one should never write him off when he saved the best for last by snatching the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) title from American rookie Chan Kim to win his record 16th Asian Tour title.

While the 46-year-old has not lit the scene in his previous eight starts before his arrival in Chinese Taipei, the reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion showed his mettle by going the distance to ink another piece of history and leapfrog from 63rd place to 14th on the merit rankings with his season haul of $116,134.

"I'm very proud because I can still win at the age of 46. I was really struggling with my irons but I chipped and putted so well. I honestly didn't think that I could win," said Thaworn, whose best result prior to Sunday was a tied 28th finish in Indonesia in May.

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