Taiwan veteran Lu Wen-teh shattered the hopes of a home victory by Thammanoon Srirot of Thailand with a play-off triumph at the Bangkok Airways Open yesterday. The 42-year-old Lu, the overnight leader, edged out the local favourite with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death shoot-out at the Santiburi Samui Country Club after both players finished tied on seven-under-par 277 in the US$200,000 Asian Tour event. Lu carded a closing one-over-par 72 on a final day that was disrupted by three hours due to torrential rain. But the wait was nothing as it has been a long seven years since Lu's last triumph. 'I'm very happy, it was a long day and I was feeling very tired at the end,' said Lu, who picked up US$31,500 and became the third Chinese Taipei player to win on the Asian Tour this year. 'The competition is very difficult on the Tour these days, so this is a good win for me.'