Arjun finishes

Arjun finishes 15th in Thai PGA golf

Chiang Rai (Thailand), June 29 (IANS) Arjun Singh managed an even par 72 on the final day to finish tied 15th and cap a modest week for the Indian golfers at the Singha Thai PGA Championships here Sunday.

Arjun ended the week at six-under 282, best score among the Indians, while youngster Gaganjeet Bhullar turned in a card of two-under 70 to finish 20th. Arjun took a cheque of $3,966 while Bhullar earned $3,285.

Of the other Indians, Gaurav Ghei had his worst day of the week with a 75 that saw him finish at even par 288 and in tied 44th place while Harmeet Kahlon (71), who was one-over 289 and tied 49. Amandeep Johl (77) was tied 56th at five-over 293.

Korea’s Mo Joong-kyung claimed a three-shot victory to end a long 12-year title drought on the Asian Tour. The 36-year-old Korean held off the combined challenges of Filipino Juvic Pagunsan and local hero Prayad Marksaeng with a superb final round of seven-under-par 65 to claim the first prize of $47,550. Mo totalled 21-under-par 267.
It wasn’t quite a stroll for overnight leader Mo as Pagusan battled brilliantly on the back nine to stay hot on the Korean’s heels before settling for the runner-up place following a four-under-par 68.

In-form Prayad, chasing a third victory this month, got to within two shots of the lead but ran out of holes for a 66 to share third place with Australian David Gleeson, who charged up the leaderboard with a blistering 64.

The first time Mo won a title on Asian Tour was in 1996 when he won in Guam in 1996.