Sunday, 09 June 2019
Phachara Khongwatmai  and Thongchai Jaidee celebrate their victory  (Getty Images)
Phachara Khongwatmai and Thongchai Jaidee celebrate their victory (Getty Images)

Thailand's dynamic duo of Phachara Khongwatmai and Thongchai Jaidee got their hands on the GolfSixes Cascais trophy after seeing off English pair Tom Lewis and Paul Waring in Saturday's thrilling final.

Here, we take a look at some of the memorable events from the innovative tournament's first visit to Oitavos Dunes in Portugal.

Play-off drama

When six holes could not separate England and Thailand in the final, a nearest the pin play-off was required to decide who would be going home with the trophy. And it was 20-year-old Khongwatmai who calmly hit his tee shot to concession range to claim the win. Germany Women duo Laura Fuenfstueck and Esther Henseleit found out that golf can be a game of inches on Friday as they were knocked out following the closest of nearest the pin play-offs against Australia. Scott Hend's ball landed 19 inches closer than Fuenfstueck's to send Australia through.

Age is just a number

There may be almost 30 years between Khongwatmai and Jaidee but that did not stop the Thai pair from forming a perfect partnership in Portugal. The duo, who topped Group B before beating Scotland, Spain and England on Saturday, took it in turns to produce memorable moments on their way to victory. Jaidee, 49, made the first hole-in-one in GolfSixes Cascais history to knock out defending champions Ireland on a dramatic first day, while 20-year-old Khongwatmai had the final say, with his tee shot earning his country the trophy.

Dancing Donaldson does it again

Remember Jamie Donaldson's dance moves in the beer tent on the 14th at the Made in Denmark presented by FREJA? Well he was at it again on day one in Portugal after holing out for an eagle on the first.

Pool celebrations

When the sixth and final hole is directly above a swimming pool, it would be rude not to celebrate in it, wouldn't it? That's exactly what Khongwatmai and Jaidee did after tasting victory on Saturday.

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