Clark Dennis claims European Senior Tour Order of Merit victory
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 10/12/17 3:37pm
Thaworn Wiratchant won his first European Senior Tour title at the season-ending MCB Tour Championship, as Clark Dennis secured the Order of Merit title.
The Thai star fired a 10-under 62 in Mauritius to cruise to an eight-stroke victory over nearest challenger Mark McNulty, with the overnight joint-leader a further four strokes back in third.
Miguel Angel Martin posted a three-under 69 to grab fourth spot, while Dennis' tied-fifth finish - his seventh top-five in 14 starts this season - saw him top the season-long money standings.
"I'm so happy to win," said Wiratchant. "My tee shots were great all week that really helped me win here. I felt really comfortable on this golf course.
Beginning the day tied for the lead, Wiratchant carded three consecutive birdies from the second and cancelled out a blemish at the fifth with three gains over his next four holes.
Back-to-back birdies from the 13th extended the 50-year-old's lead, before Wiratchant picked up another shot at the 17th with a final-hole eagle to match Jarmo Sandelin's course record from earlier in the day.
McNulty closed his five-under 67 with birdies over his last two holes, as Fowler slipped down the leaderboard with five bogeys in a six-hole stretch on his way to a two-over74.
Four birdies in his first five holes helped Dennis to a closing 67, with the American receiving the 2017 Rookie of the Year award as well as the John Jacobs Trophy.
"This year couldn't have ended any better," said Dennis. "To be the first American to win the John Jacobs Trophy feels fantastic. I couldn't have asked for anything more.