BANGKOK, Thailand – Former top pro Eugenio Lopez-Chakara shot a final-round 69 to win the LIV Golf Invitational-Bangkok by three strokes over Patrick Reed on Sunday.
Lopez-Chakara had a three-round total of 197 after a late finish from the storm at the newly opened Stonehill Golf Club course north of Bangkok.
Reed shot a closing 67, leaving Paul Casey (65), Richard Bland (68) and Sihwan Kim (68) tied for third, four shots behind Lopez-Chakara.
Lopez-Chacarra, a former Oklahoma State player who turned pro, was among the top three in the LIV series to lead after the second round and after the first.
The two-time first-team All-American was ranked No. 2 in World Amateur Golf before signing a three-year deal with the Saudi-backed LIV Tour.
Lopez-Chakara opened with a birdie but had back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes to bring the field back to him. But those were his only matches of the tournament.
“Obviously I think I played good golf. I hit the ball really well all week. I had two bogeys in 54 holes and my goal was to get zero,” he said. “But the course is in great shape, so you can go low, but I also think I played really well. More birdies than bogeys. That makes it.”
The tour heads to Saudi Arabia next week to attend the LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah.