Noida:Delhi golfer Jyoti Randhawa has finished tied for second in the SAIL Open - India's second Asian Tour tournament of the year.
The trophy was won by kiwi Mark Brown, who said he had been thinking of his father who passed away four years ago.
"I had a top ten finish at the Indian Open last year, then had a good round at Indian Masters and won here so I love to play in Delhi," said Brown.
Brown, the overnight leader, carded four birdies on the final day. His tournament total of 14 under put him four strokes ahead of the rest.
Randhawa though kept local hopes alive right till the 15th hole. But then stumbled with bogeys on the 16th and 17th. The seventh ranked Asian had to be content with a share of the second spot, carding a one under on day four.
"I nearly could have won. I made a couple of mistakes but it's good preparation for the Johnnie Walker," Randhawa.
The 16th and 17th proved to be fatal holes for Gaganjeet Bhullar as well. The 19-year old golfer though was more than satisfied with his second top-5 finish on the Asian Tour.
A third straight top-3 finish for an Indian golfer in international tournaments is certainly a big boost for the Indians as they get ready to compete with the biggest names in the world of golf at the Johnnie Wlker Classic next week.