Atwal ends third in Macau Open

Asian PGA tour leader Arjun Atwal has finished third in the Macau Open Golf tournament.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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Macau:Asian PGA tour leader Arjun Atwal finished third in the Macau Open Golf tournament at the Macau Golf and Country club today. Atwal carded a three-under 68 in the final round for a total of 275 in the tournament won by Ryder Cup star Colin Montgomerie. The Scot beat Australian Scott Barr in sudden death play-off as the two were tied on 273 after the fourth and final round. Atwal who began with a 70 at the par-71 course on the opening day then improved his card to 69 and 68 in the second and third rounds. Montgomerie, trailing all day to playing partner Barr, birdied the par-five 18th to draw level for the first time and then triumphed after birdieng the same hole in a play off. Montgomerie, three strokes behind Barr at the start of the day, shot a final round 68, while Barr closed with a 71. This was the first title of the year for the 40-year-old Scot who has won a tournament every year since 1989. (PTI)

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