Golfer Dedicates Victory to Grateful Dead
By Associated Press - December 02, 2007
SIEM REAP, Cambodia -- American Bryan Saltus shot a 5-under par 67 to win the inaugural Cambodian Open on Sunday, dedicating his first Asian Tour title to the Grateful Dead band.
Saltus finished with a 17-under 271 total to top third-round leader Adam Groom (71) of Australia by three strokes. Groom was followed by Prom Meesawat (70) and Thaworn Wiratchant (70) of Thailand.
"This is awesome. I would like to dedicate this win to the Grateful Dead, as they have inspired me all the way," said Saltus, who has attended 153 concerts.
Saltus birdied the first three holes and celebrated his win by jumping into the water by the 18th hole. He won $47,550 at the event played near Cambodia's prime tourist attraction, the temple Angkor Wat.
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