Australian Scott Strange pulled off a stunning two-shot victory in the Myanmar Open yesterday to dash Thongchai Jaidee's hopes of back-to-back titles. Strange, 27, fired a final-round, five-under-par 67 to take his maiden Asian Tour title with a winning total of 11-under 277. Canadian Rick Gibson finished second following a 68 while overnight leader Thongchai and India's Ashok Kumar shared third place, a further stroke back after carding 74 and 72 respectively. The in-form Thongchai was expected to retain his crown following his successful defence of the Malaysian Open title last Sunday. But the Thai star uncharacteristically faded after leading by two shots going into the last day. Strange, playing in his third year on the Asian Tour, seized the opportunity and gave credit to his local caddie Zaw Moe. 'I thought 67 might have a chance and I came out strong on the back nine,' he said. 'You have to play this course in a certain way and my caddie Zaw read some great lines all week. 'If he wasn't reading the lines, I would have had a few shots more. He was very good. I didn't hit the ball well this week but I holed a lot of putts.' Strange picked up US$32,300.