Gaganjeet Bhullar made a valiant charge on the final day, but eventually finished second behind Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant who maintained his overnight lead to capture his 14th Asian tour title at the Worldwide Selangor Masters here on Saturday.
Bhullar, who was also the runner-up at the Panasonic Open this year, shot a final round of 66, but Wiratchant, who started the day six clear of the Indian held on with a fine 69 despite a final hole bogey.
The two-time Asian Tour winner, Bhullar made the turn in 31 with birdies on second, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth.
He dropped his only bogey of the day on 11th, but picked birdies on 12th and 17th to rise from overnight tied sixth to second. He earlier shot 68, 71 and 70 in his first three rounds.
Bhullar’s earlier top-10 finishes this year have been sixth at SAIL-SBI Open, second at Panasonic Open India, tied sixth at ISPS Handa Singapore Classic and tied third at Indonesia Masters.
Of the other Indians, Himmat Rai finished 15th at six-under. Rashid Khan ended 29th, while Vikrant Chopra disappointed over the weekend and ended 50th after being in top-10 at midway stage. Ajeetesh Sandhu finished 66th at five-over.
Shiv lies fifth at KLM
Amsterdam: Shiv Kapur moved into a solid position to make a bid to end his seven-year title drought and also win his first European Tour title, as he added a three-under 67 to his first round of 67 to come to six-under after two days at the KLM Open.
Kapur was five shots behind the leader, Graeme Storm, who shot 66 to move to 11-under.
“I have always liked this golf course and in the past I have been at the business end of leaderboard after couple of days, but not converted it. Twice I have been in the lead group here in the past. Hopefully it will be third time lucky,” said Kapur.
SSP Chowrasia missed the cut with a round of 73 after his first round 69.
Vijay leads by one in BMW championship
Fijian Vijay Singh, who will celebrate his 50th birthday in February, showed he can still keep up with golf’s young guns, firing a six-under 66 at the BMW Champ-ionship on Friday for a one-shot lead over three players, including world number Rory McIlroy, 23, and longtime nemesis Tiger Woods, 36. reuters