Titleist Brand Ambassador Natipong Srithong (Pro V1x) won the Resorts World Manila Masters for his first career Asian Tour title.

Srithong turned professional in September after winning the individual and team gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games.

The 22-year-old Srithong, who had been playing events through invites, closed with a 5-under-par 67 en route to a 15-under-par 273 victory total.

Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jbe Kruger (Pro V1x) nearly chipped in on the 72nd hole for eagle to force a playoff, but settled for solo second, one shot behind Srithong.

Rounding out the leaderboard, eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

What's in Natipong Srithong's bag: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 (9.5°) driver, 915F (15.0°, 18.0°) fairway metals, 915Hd (23.5°) hybrid, CB/MB 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 gap (52°) and lob (60°) wedges, Scotty Cameron Futura X5 putter.

What's in Jbe Kruger's bag: Pro V1x golf ball, 915D3 (8.5°) driver, 915F (15°) fairway metal, 816H1 (21°) hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM5 gap (50.08, F-grind), sand (56.10, S-grind) and lob (62.08, T-grind) wedges.


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Titleist golf ball loyalist Peter Senior (Pro V1) captured the Australian Masters with an 8-under-par 276 victory total, two shots clear of three players, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Evans (Pro V1x) and Titleist golf ball loyalist John Senden (Pro V1).

Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Pro V1x) finished solo fifth, another two shots back.

The win marked the third Australian Masters title for Senior with his previous gold jackets coming in 1995 and 1991. And at 56 years old, he also becomes the oldest player to win the Australian Masters.

THE COUNTS: Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball at the event with 97 players in the field of 120, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 14.


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Kerr triumphs in LPGA finale

Titleist golf ball loyalist Cristie Kerr (Pro V1) fired four consecutive rounds in the 60’s to capture the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship and her 18th career LPGA Tour title.

Kerr converted a 35-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 15th to tie for the lead and then made a 12-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th to take the outright lead for good.

She closed with a 4-under-par 68 en route to a 17-under-par 271 victory total, one shot better than Titleist golf ball loyalists Gerina Piller (Pro V1x) and Ha Na Jang (Pro V1), as Titleist players swept the top three positions on the leaderboard.

THE COUNTS: Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball at the event with 47 players in the field of 71, more than nine times the nearest competitor with 5.


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