Bad finish sees Jeev stop at 9th, Randhawa slips to 13th
Jeev Milkha Singh finished at 70 and nine-under 279 for the week to be tied at ninth place in the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday.other Updated: Dec 18, 2011 23:56 IST
Jeev Milkha Singh finished at 70 and nine-under 279 for the week to be tied at ninth place in the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday. Jeev, who was playing great golf for 16 holes to be five-under for the day, paid heavily for two momentary lapses and gave away three shots on last two holes. Lee Westwood rose to the occasion to quell any ambitions Masters champion South African Charl Schwartzel may have had of a upset.
Westwood (69) finished at 22-under 266 and American Michael Thompson (70) was third at 14-under in the season-ending event at the Amata Spring Country Club. Kunal Bhasin, with four birdies in last four holes finished at tied 27th at one-over 289. Rahil Gangjee finished tied 45th.
After the euphoria of a 65 on Saturday, it was misery in the form of 75 for Jyoti Randhawa, who at five-under ended tied 13th. Gaganjeet Bhullar, who shot the worst round of the week at 14-over 86, dropped from overnight 13th at 5-under to 58th.
Bhullar (86) was tied 58th, Digvijay Singh (76) was 15-over in 70th place and Himmat Rai (79) was 17-over in 72nd place.
Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia, who led the pack for quite sometime this year, ended third as Filipino Juvic Pagunsan won the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion. Pagunsan was followed by Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan, who finished in a tie for ninth and moved from third to second place.