Posted June 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee survived a poor start to win the Wales Open by 1 stroke on Sunday, with a final round 1-over 72 in in wet conditions. The 42-year-old Jaidee, who was the overnight leader, holed four birdies on the back nine at Celtic Manor, after bogeying the fourth and double-bogeying the par-five ninth, where he went out of bounds before finding a bunker. Jaidee finished with an overall 6-under 278 for his fifth European Tour title and his first in mainland Europe. The Netherlands' Jooist Luiten (72) and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn (68) shared second place with Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (67) and South Africa's Richard Sterne (68) on 5-under.
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