Former champion Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand rallied Sunday to edge out overnight leader Richie Ramsay of Scotland on the first hole of a playoff to win the Indian Open and move to the top of the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
Wiratchant, who was two strokes off the lead after three rounds, caught up with Ramsay at 14-under-par 270 with a 5-under 66 in the final round before clinching the title.
Ramsay, who was joint leader along with England's James Morrison after the first round and sole leader over the subsequent two rounds, made a three-putt bogey on the 18th for a 68 that gave Wiratchant a chance.
On the playoff hole, Ramsay hit his tee shot into a creek but managed a recovery of sorts as his third shot landed on the back of the green. His chip landed about 10 feet past the hole and he then two-putted for a double-bogey.
Wiratchant, the 2005 winner, also struggled but limited the damage to a two-putt bogey after hitting his second shot into the greenside bunker.
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