Vincent ties for 11th at Asian Tour’s International Series Thailand  

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Scott Vincent

Zimbabwe’s top ranked professional golfer Scott Vincent is beginning to show flickers of his old form on the Asian Tour after a slow start to the new season.

Having missed the cut in two of his first three events, the 29-year-old Zimbabwean recorded his best finish on the Asian Tour this season by finishing in a tie for 11th position at the International Series Thailand on Sunday.

Vincent fired a four-under par round of 68 at Black Mountain Golf Club for a tournament total of 18-under par 270.

His solid round included five birdies and just one bogey. Vincent had only three bogeys all week as he slowly begins to show the form which saw him win twice in a space of three weeks on the Japan Golf Tour last season.

On Sunday Vincent started his round with a par save on the first and immediately got to work with three consecutive birdies. He dropped his only shot of the day ahead of the turn on the par-four ninth, and then picked up two more birdies on the 17th and 18th to finish strongly.

Vincent, who finished in a four-way tie for 11th, was seven shots behind the eventual winner American Sihwan Kim, who finally secured his first victory as a professional after over a decade long wait when he claimed the International Series Thailand.

The in-form 33-year-old, who has been in the final pairing on Sunday at three of the last six Asian Tour events, fired an inspired nine-under-par 63 to beat Thailand’s great hope of the future Phachara Khongwatmai by two strokes.

Phachara, the overnight leader chasing his second Tour victory, had no answer to Kim’s round and shot a 68.

South African Ian Snyman and Itthipat Buranatanyarat from Thailand finished two shots further back tied for third after rounds of 64 and 67 respectively.

The Asian Tour heads to The DGC Open next. The inaugural event is being played at Delhi Golf Club from March 24 to 27.

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