SSP Chowrasia best Indian, Jeev Milkha Singh ends 42nd in Russian Open golf

Michael Hoey romped to a four-shot victory as he sealed a fifth European Tour title. Anirban Lahiri (68) had his best round of the week at four-under with four birdies and an eagle against two bogeys.

Reported by: Press Trust of India
Last updated on Sunday, 28 July, 2013 20:21 IST
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Moscow: Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia (in pic) stayed consistent with a one-under 71 in the fourth and final round to finish at tied 32nd as the best Indian in the M2M Russian Open golf tournament in Moscow on Sunday.

Chowrasia, who had even par 72 in each of the first three rounds, had three birdies and two bogeys for a one-under 287 total for four days.

Jeev Milkha Singh slipped down from overnight 25th place to 42nd after a nightmarish four-over 40 on front nine. He carded three-over 75 and finished at one-over 289.

Anirban Lahiri (68) had his best round of the week at four-under with four birdies and an eagle against two bogeys. His second nine, the front side of the Tseleevo Golf Club, had three birdies and an eagle and no bogeys.

Lahiri, whose earlier rounds were 78,70 and 76, finished in a tie for 55th spot, while Gaganjeet Bhullar (77) who slumped on the final day, signed off at tied 58th.

Meanwhile, Michael Hoey romped to a four-shot victory as he sealed a fifth European Tour title. The Northern Irishman started the day with a four shot lead after a brilliant third round 65.

On the final day, a closing two-under 70 was enough to give Hoey a 16-under par total and four shot winning margin over France's Alexandre Kaleka (68) and England's Matthew Nixon (69).

Chowrasia, who has made eight cuts in 15 starts, said, "I am happy that I was consistent this week in that I did not go over par on any of the four days. That was despite a big number in each of the first three rounds, when I had two doubles and one triple. I feel I am getting closer to the form that I have been striving for."

Story first published on: Sunday, 28 July 2013 20:18 IST

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