Digvijay best among Indians in Thailand
Digvijay, a 10th tee starter, was off the blocks with a birdie before picking up another stroke on the 13th.india Updated: Jul 06, 2011 12:03 IST
Digvijay Singh's steady four-under 68 earned him the best finish among Indians as he signed off tied 37th, while Gaganjeet Bhullar and Rahil Gangjee turned in identical final-round cards of 69 to rise to 44th spot in the Asian Tour International here on Sunday.
While Digvijay totalled seven-under 281, Bhullar and Gangjee were a stroke behind.
The fourth Indian in the fray, Gaurav Ghei (72) finished tied 57th with a total of four-under 284.
Chinese Taipei star Lin Wen-tang battled through inclement weather to lift the inaugural title after carding a blistering eight-under 64 in the final round at the Pattana Golf and Sports Resort.
He produced a four-day winning total of 23-under 265 for a commanding five-stroke triumph over Korean teenager Noh Seung-yul who hit a 71.
Digvijay, a 10th tee starter, was off the blocks with a birdie before picking up another stroke on the 13th. An 18th hole birdie completed a flawless first nine leaving him three-under at the turn.
His second nine was also going smoothly with birdies on the second and sixth hole but a dropped shot on the par-four ninth spoilt an otherwise fine show.
Bhullar, on the other hand, had a topsy-turvy day. Another 10th tee starter, Bhullar stumbled to a bogey on his opening hole before reeling off back-to-back birdies.
However, a dropped shot on the 16th brought him back to par but he once again went under-par with a birdie on 17th.
The front nine was no less eventful for him and Bhullar notched up a couple of birdies against an equal number of bogeys to complete a roller-coaster day.
Leading final round scores:
265 - Lin Wen-tang (TPE) 65-68-68-64,
270 - Noh Seung-yul (KOR) 64-67-68-71,
272 - Taichiro Kiyota (JPN) 71-69-68-64,
Marcus Both (AUS) 70-66-70-66,
Ben Leong (MAS) 67-72-66-67,
Han Lee ( USA ) 67-69-69-67,
Mardan Mamat (SIN) 67-67-70-68,
273 - Adam Blyth (AUS) 71-66-70-66,
Wisut Artjanawat (THA) 67-68-69-69,
Jason King (AUS) 70-64-70-69,
Sattaya Supupramai (THA) 64-67-71-71,
David Bransdon (AUS) 68-69-67-69,
274 - Simon Griffiths (ENG) 65-69-71-69,
Chawalit Plaphol (THA) 70-66-69-69,
Yoshinobu Tsukada (JPN) 71-68-65-70,
275 - Stephen Scahill (NZL) 70-70-66-69,
Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 71-66-68-70,
Ross Bain (SCO) 70-62-67-76,
276 - Prayad Marksaeng (THA) 70-71-68-67,
Scott Hend (AUS) 69-68-73-66
277 - Juvic Pagunsan (PHI) 68-66-75-68,
Ashley Hall (AUS) 70-69-69-69.