Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh lost momentum after a good start but the two-under 69 was still enough to fetch him a season's best finish of tied fourth in the $750,000 Macau Open here today.
Jeev did make that promised charge with an eagle on the second and a birdie on the third to quickly move up the leaderboard even as the overnight leader and eventual winner Chan Yih-shin of Chinese Taipei opened with a double bogey in the final round.
Time and again Jeev gave himself birdie chances. With putts not falling and three bogeys on ninth, 11th and 14th, he finished with a 69, his fourth successive sub-par round.
His total of nine-under 275 gave him a share of fourth place with veteran Myanmar's Zaw Moe (69) and Mo Joong-kyung (72).
Shiv Kapur (69) finished tied tenth at six-under 278 up from overnight 17th, while Gaganjeet Bhullar (75), never recovered from the rain break and finished at one-under 283 and in 31st slipping down from overnight tied 12th. Kunal Bhasin (74) finished in a tie for 47th at two-over 286.
"I had a great start and I had the momentum. Then there was that bogey on the ninth, which spoilt it. I kept struggling on the greens and I left my putts short," said Jeev.
"Still I will take a lot of positives. It was my best finish of the year bettering the sixth in Sweden and I had four rounds in the red (sub-par)."
On his plans after this week, Jeev said, "I am off to Japan for two weeks and then it will be a week off and I go to Spain and Portugal. And then let's see if I make it to the CIMB Asia-Pacific Classic in Malaysia.