• Thailand Open, Round Four

Marksaeng emotional after home victory

ESPN staff
March 17, 2013

Prayad Marksaeng completed a dream week as he won the Thailand Open at Thana City Golf & Sports Club on Sunday.

Three shots off the lead over night, Marksaeng delivered an impressive eight-under par round of 64 to close the tournament - his 24-under total ultimately proving good enough to claim a two-shot victory.

Marksaeng celebrated by jumping into the lake that protects the 18th green.

"This means so much to me," Marksaeng said afterwards. "Yes I cried a bit... I am happy the King's Trophy will stay in Thailand."

He added: "I have waited so long for this. It is something that I have dreamed about, but I have tried so many times and failed.

"This time it was my turn. I am so happy."

Australian Scott Strange finished second, with Nick Cullen a shot further back in third.

Englishman Chris Wood, who won the event 12 months ago, ended up in a tie for fourth this time around - with Padraig Harrington 14-under for the tournament.

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