Phatlum rallies past Lewis to win Dubai crown


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Updated: 12/07/2013 8:08 am Published: 12/07/2013 8:08 am


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.


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