Atwal finishes tied 16th, Toms wins title

Updated: 23 May 2011 13:36 IST

Arjun Atwal courted disaster on the back nine, dropping three shots inside three holes to finish tied 16th spot at the Crowne Plaza Invitational golf tournament.

Atwal finishes tied 16th, Toms wins title

Fort Worth:

Arjun Atwal courted disaster on the back nine, dropping three shots inside three holes to finish tied 16th spot at the Crowne Plaza Invitational golf tournament.

Atwal, then at seven-under, dropped double bogey on par-3 13th hole and a bogey on 15th to come down to four-under at the Colonial Country Club and spoilt his chances of his first top-10 finish of the season.

David Toms, who shot 62-62 in first two rounds turned the clock back and won his first title in five years. He made up for the play-off loss last week.

After blowing away a midway seven-shot lead, Toms, 44, shot a three-under 67 yesterday to win at Hogan's Alley.

Toms regained the lead for good from overnight leader Charlie Wi of Korea with an eagle off a wedge shot from 83 yards at the par-5 11th hole, and finished 15-under. He ended a shot ahead of second placed Wi.

It was Toms' 13th career victory and came a week after a playoff loss to K J Choi at The Players Championship, when he missed a short par putt on the extra hole for his sixth runner-up finish since last winning in January 2006 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Topics : Golf Arjun Atwal
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