World Super 6 Golf: Rumford beats Thai teen sensation

Champion Brett Rumford.
Champion Brett Rumford.

BRETT Rumford from Royal Perth Golf Club collected a first prize winner’s cheque for $277,000 after defeating Thailand’s up and coming superstar, 17-year-old Phachara Khongwatmai two and one in the final six holes of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.

Rumford led the tournament from start to finish and was 17 under par for the first three rounds of stroke.

He accelerated his match- play skills by beating world number 58 Hideto Taniara in the second round and had a thrilling encounter with Wade Ormsby in the quarter finals.

He then met Adam Bland in the semi-finals before the win over Khongwatmai.

A tournament with a difference and a first of its kind, the Lake Karrinyup Country Club venue hosted some of the world’s finest players in its field of 153.

The format for the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth combined 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days, with an exciting six-hole knockout match play for the final round.

The tournament was part of the PGA Tour Australia, Asian Tour and European Tour.                                    John Ince