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Lahiri ends tied 15th, Kapur 21st

Chonburi: Anirban Lahiri carded a modest one-under 71 but still ended up as the best-placed Indian at tied 15th after the final round of the Thailand Golf Championships here on Sunday.

Lahiri, seventh overnight, was unable to get going on a day of low scores and managed only a 71 to drop out of top-10.

Shiv Kapur had his best showing of the week with a flawless six-under 66 that saw him finish 21st at six-under 282, while Gaganjeet Bhullar paid heavily for two bad holes — both double bogeys — with a modest 72 and ended 31st three-under 285. Ajeetesh Sandhu (72) had a rough day with a 76 and finished tied 53rd at three-over 291.

Lahiri, who had one bogey courtesy of a spike mark right in the line of the putt on the fifth green and two birdies, said, “I hit the ball fine but I didn't hole many putts and that's been the scene all week and for some time.

”Still I will take the positives in that I dropped only five shots the whole week with three bogeys and one double. If only a few putts had fallen, but it was a decent week and there is one more next week in Johor.”

Bhullar was unfazed by the stretch of four holes from sixth to ninth, where he dropped five shots, including two double bogeys.

Sandhu finished with a steady stream of eight pars, but two double bogeys earlier on besides two other bogeys and only two birdies meant a 76 that saw him finish at 55th, down from 40th overnight.

Charl Schwartzel seemed to be playing solitaire at the Amata Spring Golf and Country Club as he won the Thailand Golf Championships by a massive 11-shot margin.