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Jesper Svensson edges Kiradech Aphibarnrat in playoff to win Porsche Singapore Classic

It was down to the wire, but Jesper Svensson earned his maiden DP World Tour title when he won a dramatic playoff at the Porsche Singapore Classic on Sunday.

Svensson – already a two-time runner-up in his rookie season – finished birdie-birdie in a course-record equalling 63 to set the target at 17 under but that was not enough as Thai Aphibarnrat eagled the last in a 64.

The duo halved the 18th in birdies and then pars on the first two trips back up the par-five closing hole but at the third time of asking, Aphibarnrat went over the back and surrendered a bogey, leaving Svensson two putts for a par and the win.

"It's been a lot of good golf so it was nice to finally come out on top," said Svensson. "It's very hard to win so it's really nice.

"It's been a long journey. To win on my first season out here, I couldn't have dreamt of it. It's always been a dream to be a winner on the DP World Tour and to achieve it feels amazing.

"Combined with Challenge Tour last year and the beginning of this season I've had five second-place spots in the last year. I really wanted to come out on top here."

England's Sam Bairstow carded a closing 68 to finish one shot out of the play-off, with countryman Andy Sullivan at 15 under.

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