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50th career win for Mukesh

Calcutta, Dec. 21: Mukesh Kumar won the third edition of the Dutch-Bangla Bank Open at the Kurmitola Golf Club Saturday.

According to information received here, Mukesh, who started even with Digvijay Singh on the final day, left the latter five strokes behind for a final tally of 14-under 274. The 36-year-old submitted a card of four-under 68 on the final day.

Incidentally, the Mhow pro registered his 50th career title in his 15th year as professional.

Zai Kipgen came in third with 283 while Vivek Bhandari finished two strokes behind Zai for a fourth finish. Mohammed Ismail, Delhi lad Naman Dawar, veteran Shiv Prakash and Ashok Kumar were joint fifth while Firoz Ali was sixth.

Mukesh collected Rs 2,59,200 while Digvijay received Rs 1,79,200.

Siddiq wins

Siddiq-ur Rahman won the amateurs title with a tally of one-over 289 and finished joint 11th alongside Vijay Kumar.

Randhawa tied at 11th

In New Delhi, Jyoti Randhawa was placed at six-under and tied 11th after 16 holes of the second round of the rain-hit Okinawa Open Saturday, reports PTI

Randhawa fired three birdies in a row from 14th to 16th before play was called off due to poor light , according to information received here Saturday.

American Ted Purdy and Japanís Tateo Ozaki and Hiroyuki Fujita took the clubhouse lead. Purdy fired a two-under-par 70 and was joined at the top by Ozaki, who shot 64, and Fujita who came in with a 68 for a nine-under total 135.

The other two Indians in fray, Amandeep Johl and Harmeet Kahlon are also likely to make the cut, which is likely to come at one-under.

Johl had rounds of 71 and 71 over the two rounds to be two-under, while Kahlon played to 72 and 70 and was also two under for the event.

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