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Chopra, Atwal slide on final day

Daniel Chopra and Arjun Atwal disappointed in the final round as they slipped down the ladder with their worst rounds of the week.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2006 12:21 IST

Daniel Chopra and Arjun Atwal disappointed in the final round as they slipped down the ladder with their worst rounds of the week at the USD 3 million Southern Farm Bureau Classic golf tournament.

Chopra, tied third overnight shot a three-over 74, ended at seven-under 281 for the tied-16th place while Atwal's struggle for his card continued as he played a five-over 76 in a roller-coaster of a week and at one-over 289 was tied-67th at the Annandale Golf Club course.

D J Trahan, who like Atwal began this week fighting for his card, turned his career around with a maiden win in a play-off against Joe Durant on the third play-off hole after both players were tied at 13-under 275 for the week.

Durant shot a final round 66 to catch up with Trahan (71).

Trahan birdied the 18th all three times in play-off and finally clinched it when Durant failed in a five-footer on the third time in sudden death.

Chopra, who was wayward and unable to get on the greens half the time, had a front nine as he opened with a bogey on first and then got another bogey on fourth to be followed by a birdie on fifth.

Then came a double on sixth and another birdie on seventh to be followed by a bogey on eighth. The par on ninth was a relief as he turned in three-over, by which time any hope of challenging for the title had disappeared.