Thorbjørn Olesen produced a dominant display of frontrunning to win the DP World Tour’s Thailand Classic by four shots.
The 33-year-old Dane, whose last victory came at last season’s British Masters, started the final round at Amata Spring Country Club with a two-stroke lead, but quickly increased his advantage to four after birdies on his opening two holes. He carded another birdie at the sixth hole, but then had to stay patient as six consecutive pars allowed countryman Nicolai Højgaard to move to within two strokes as the 21-year-old made three birdies in a row after the turn.
But Olesen kept his nerve as he carded a hat-trick of birdies of his own from the 13th to move five strokes clear. He parred his remaining three holes to sign for a bogey-free 66, with his 24-under par total securing his seventh title on the European circuit.
Yannik Paul recorded his best result of the season as he finished second on 20 under par, two strokes ahead of fellow German Alexander Knappe and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Højgaard finished on 17 under par in a share of fifth with Antoine Rozner and Rafa Cabrera Bello.