Winner interview with Andrew Dodt

Australia’s Andrew Dodt staged a dramatic comeback by signing off with a five-under-par 67 to win the inaugural True Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain on Sunday.

Dodt’s winning total of 16-under-par 272 at the Black Mountain Golf Club left him speechless as he finally ended a five-year title drought.

But it was Dodt’s ability to stay patient that made all difference.

After a hat-trick of birdies from his opening first hole, the 29-year-old parred his next eight holes before picking up further gains on 12 and 15 which effectively sealed his win.

“Those three birdies really kept the momentum going and I hung on after that.

“The winds picked up on the back-nine and it got pretty tricky towards the end and I tried to play as sensibly as I could. I’m glad I did it,” said Dodt.

After five years, Dodt completed his remarkable return to the winner’s circle with a performance that left him searching for words.

“There are no thoughts at the moment. I’m speechless,” said the Australian, who started the day four shots back of Hend.