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Randhawa leads Order of Merit

New Delhi: It has been an incredible comeback for Jyoti Randhawa who was involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this year.

Returning to professional golf just three months ago, Randhawa has again risen to the top of the Davidoff Asian PGA Tour Order of Merit, courtesy a scintillating performance that saw him finish second on Sunday at the $1.5 million Asian Open at Taiwan.

Randhawa, who was leading the strong field at the end of the first round with a brilliant performance, did slip a bit in the mid two rounds, making the cut in not too happy a mood.

However, he came rushing back in the final round, finishing at eight-under 64 and a tournament tally of 14-under 274 at the richest event on the Davidoff Asian PGA Tour.

This saw the Indian golfer pocket a hefty sum of $1,66,660, which propelled his season’s tally to a whopping $2,46,667.

Another Indian, Calcutta’s Arjun Atwal also kept the tricolour flying high after a strong finish. He returned a final round card of a bogey-free 65 that saw him finish in a tie for 11th place at nine-under.

It was his best finish since his victory at the Singapore Masters in February and put him third on the Order of Merit with $2,04,374.

Among the other Indians on the Order of Merit, Harmeet Kahlon was placed 25th with a tally of $73,494, Vijay Kumar 28th at $66,650 and Arjun Singh 33rd at $59,003.

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