The putting form that put Jeev Milkha Singh in line for his third Nippon Series JT Cup in four years deserted him on Sunday as he ended with a round of even par 72 and finished sixth, as Shigeki Maruyama got his first win since returning full time to the Japanese tour.
Jeev’s putts just did not fall as he started with five pars before finding his first birdie on the sixth.
He turned in one-under and then dropped two straight bogeys on the 10th and 11th and there ended his chances.
Just one more birdie on the 16th saw him finish at 72 and at five-under 275 he was fifth.
Kahlon best Indian on display
Khon Kaen (Thailand): Rahil Gangjee dropped three bogeys on the back nine and lost what might have been a great chance to pull of his second career win in a play-off at the Kings Cup on Sunday.
Gangjee was in shared lead after a fine three-under 33 on the front stretch. But tension got the better of him and he dropped three shots.
He dropped to 11-under 277 for a tied sixth place with two others including Anirban Lahiri (68).
But the best Indian on the day was Harmeet Kahlon who shot a scorching six-under 66 and finished in a tie for fourth, his best finish in two years.
Chinese Taipei’s Chan Yih-shin claimed his maiden Asian Tour victory after a drama-filled three-way playoff against England’s Nick Redfern and Simon Yates of Scotland.
Chan’s previous best finish was fifth place at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters in October.