Lipsky earns first Asian Tour win in playoff
Siem Reap, Cambodia (Sports Network) - David Lipsky's birdie on the first playoff hole Saturday allowed him to beat Elmer Salvador and win the Cambodia Classic on the Asian Tour.
The American Lipsky fired a seven-under 65 during his final round to match Salvador at the top of the leaderboard at 15-under-par 273. Salvador carded a 68 on Saturday.
On the first playoff hole, both players missed the green. Salvador chipped within three feet, while the rookie Lipsky pulled off the birdie chip-in.
"It was a good chip, like a billiard shot the way he stopped the ball," Salvador, of the Philippines, said. "Can't do anything about that."
Lipsky, 23, had missed the cut in his first two Asian Tour events.
"I really can't believe I'm here right now and I've won this event," Lipsky said. "I played really well this week. I won Q School and I knew I had the game in me. I'm happy it showed up here."
Third-round leader Hyung-sung Kim posted a three-over 75 to finish in a share of seventh place. Ireland's Niall Turner had entered the final round at 14- under, but stayed there after managing to shoot only par and ended alone in third.
03/17 12:21:00 ET