Thai pride at GolfSixes

Thailand beat England in a dramatic final of the GolfSixes in Portugal. See all the results and watch the highlights here

GolfSixes report: What happened at Oitavos Dunes?

Thailand are the GolfSixes champions after beating England in a play-off in the final.

The Thai team of Phachara Khongwatmai and Thongchai Jaidee and English team of Tom Lewis and Paul Waring were inseperable in the final round – each earning a point apiece – as well as the first sudden-death play-off hole, which sees the teams play the par-3 6th once more. If a seventh hole is required, a closest to the pin competition is contested.

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And it was Khongwatmai, who at 20 is 29 years his partner’s junior, who knocked it to kick-in range for the win.

The pair then took a dip in the swimming pool, over which the players had hit from a makeshift 6th tee:

GolfSixes report: The results

After day one the group stages looked like this, with the top two from each going through to Saturday’s quarter-finals:

This is how the quarter-finals panned out:

While Italy beat France 2-1 thanks to Edoardo Molinari’s closest to the pin effort:

And so that left four, starting with a crushing win for England:

It was successive back-to-back 3-0 defeats for Italy, who went down to Spain in the 3rd-place play-off:

And we know what happened in the final.

GolfSixes report: What they said

“I’m gutted, genuinely gutted,” said Lewis, who missed this putt to win the tournament:

He added: “We’ve come a long way and we played so many good matches but we slipped up a little bit in the beginning a couple of times and that handed them a little bit of confidence. We did well to make it to the play-off and unfortunately didn’t make the putts.”

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Source: National Club Golf