February 4, 2017: Jazz Janewattananond produced a clinical final round performance to clinch the Bangladesh Open title. Local hero Siddikur Rahman finished second, four strokes behind the winner. Indian golfers collected a rich haul. Shubhankar Sharma nailed a second straight top ten finish. Chiragh Kumar played solid golf all week to tie for fourth with Sharma.
Jane shot a clean 67 to take a commanding four shot victory with an overall score of 17-under 267. Siddikur Rahman also played well for his 66, but settled for second place.
Chiragh Kumar shot 68 on Saturday while Shubhankar ended the tournament with a 70. Both men had an overall score of 10-under 274.
Khalin Joshi fired a brilliant 66 to cap off a good week in Dhaka. With an overall score of 8-under 276, Khalin finished in ninth place.
Jazz was unstoppable this week, posting scores of 64-67-69-67 to score a memorable win. “I have been waiting for this win for so long. I started playing on the Asian Tour when I was an amateur at 14. It’s just a huge relief that I managed to get the job done,” said Jazz. “It wasn’t easy. I took a step back as I lost my card for the first time in my career last season. I didn’t make the mark at Qualifying School too.
“I was actually hoping to get an invite to the Maybank Championship in Malaysia next week. But now I don’t think I need it anymore. I don’t have to worry about the rest of the season too,” concluded the Thai star.
Udayan Mane was tied in tenth with a final round score of 70. Rashid Khan was right behind in T13 with an overall score 6-under 278.
M Dharma, Mukesh Kumar and Honey Baisoya were all tied in 32nd place. Jeev Milkha Singh finished in 57th place while Sujjan Singh ended the week in 65th place.