Top 20 finish for Arjun Atwal

Arjun Atwal finished T17 at the Diamond Cup, while Jyoti Randhawa had to be content with T28.

Arjun Atwal

Report by Anand Datla


September 28, 2014: Arjun Atwal made a composed 70 in the final round of the Asia Pacific Diamond Cup event to finish in a tie for 17th among a group of five golfers. Hiroyuki Fujita produced a memorable 66, when it mattered most to snatch victory on Sunday. Jyoti Randhawa could only make a two over 73 as he slipped into a tie for 28th with four other golfers.


Atwal made back to back birdies on the third and fourth holes to raise visions of a top ten finish, but three bogeys – 8th, 11th & 14th holes – set the Indian back to one over for the day. However, he could salvage his score back below par with birdies at the 15th and 18th to complete a good recovery.


Randhawa also had a middling day, especially dented by a sequence of bogeys from the 8th through 10th holes. Eventually, Randhawa made four bogeys and a pair of birdies to account for a disappointing 73 to end the tournament in T28.


Overnight leader Wen-Chong Liang had a forgettable day. An ill-timed slip in form meant that he endured a miserable 74 that dropped him into a tie for ninth with seven other men. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Jason Knutzon and S K Ho made 67, 68 and 69 respectively to finish in a tie for second.


David Lipsky had a forgettable tournament that got progressively worse. He made 69-73-74-76 for a score of 8-over 292 to finish in T56. Keeping him company was SSP Chowrasia who also made a 76 on Sunday to complete his event in disappointing fashion.


Fujita pocketed his ¥30,000,000 prize with a brilliant round of golf. The Japanese golfer made three birdies on either side of the course to pocket the trophy and a healthy cheque for his efforts. Atwal won ¥1,431,000 and Randhawa took home ¥1,023,000 for their 17th and 28th place finishes respectively.

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