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GolfSixes report

Thai pride at GolfSixes

Thailand beat England in a dramatic final of the GolfSixes in Portugal. See all the results and watch the highlights here
 

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Thailand are the GolfSixes champions after beating England in a play-off in the final.

The Thai team of Phachara Khongwatmai and Thongchai Jaidee and English team of Tom Lewis and Paul Waring were inseperable in the final round โ€“ each earning a point apiece โ€“ as well as the first sudden-death play-off hole, which sees the teams play the par-3 6th once more. If a seventh hole is required, a closest to the pin competition is contested.

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And it was Khongwatmai, who at 20 is 29 years his partnerโ€™s junior, who knocked it to kick-in range for the win.

The pair then took a dip in the swimming pool, over which the players had hit from a makeshift 6th tee:

GolfSixes report: The results

After day one the group stages looked like this, with the top two from each going through to Saturdayโ€™s quarter-finals:

GolfSixes report

This is how the quarter-finals panned out:

While Italy beat France 2-1 thanks to Edoardo Molinariโ€™s closest to the pin effort:

And so that left four, starting with a crushing win for England:

It was successive back-to-back 3-0 defeats for Italy, who went down to Spain in the 3rd-place play-off:

And we know what happened in the final.

GolfSixes report: What they said

โ€œIโ€™m gutted, genuinely gutted,โ€ said Lewis, who missed this putt to win the tournament:

He added: โ€œWeโ€™ve come a long way and we played so many good matches but we slipped up a little bit in the beginning a couple of times and that handed them a little bit of confidence. We did well to make it to the play-off and unfortunately didnโ€™t make the putts.โ€

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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