Phatlum rallies past Lewis to win Dubai crown

The Sports NetworkDecember 7, 2013 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) - Pornanong Phatlum birdied the final two holes on Saturday to come from behind and win the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Phatlum ended the event at 15-under-par 273 after closing with a 6-under 66. This was her second win on the Ladies European Tour.

World No. 3 Stacy Lewis led after the second and third rounds, and closed with a 3-under 69 to end one back at minus-14 on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club.

Lewis and Phatlum both birdied the second, and Lewis made it two in a row with a birdie on the third. Phatlum dropped in back-to-back birdies at seven and eight.

Lewis matched Phatlum's birdie on No. 8 and she pushed her lead back to three with a birdie at the 10th. Phatlum trimmed the deficit to one as she birdied the 13th and 14th.

At the par-3 15th, both players stumbled to bogeys as Lewis remained one ahead with three to play. Lewis parred the last three to end at 14-under par.

Phatlum birdied the final two holes to claim the victory.

Carlota Ciganda managed a 1-under 71 in the final round, and that helped her take third place at 7-under 281. Diana Luna (73) was alone in fourth at minus-5.

World No. 4 Shanshan Feng (71), Laura Davies (73) and Louise Larsson (74) shared fifth place a 3-under-par 285.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service