It was Shiv Kapur at the end of the first round, Rashid Khan at the end of the second round, S. Chikka at the end of third round and on last day Jyoti Randhwa were the Indian Golfers in lime light but no one was consistent enough to be in top 9 positions.
For India Veteran Jyoti Randhwa finished a best final position of 10th, while compatriot Gaganjeet Bhullar managed 11th place in inaugural World Classic Championship at the Laguna National here on Sunday the 15th November 2015.
The day belonged to Thai Boonma, who is playing in his first year as a professional and cautious and patient strategy proved to be the winning formula when he emerged triumphant after carding a 69. The young Thai was one of only two players to have broken par after four days of punishing and tense battle with the Asian Tour’s heavyweights.
Danthai’s winning total of two-under 282 was enough to give him a slender one-shot victory over Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung. Fung’s challenge effectively came to an end at the par-four 16th where he three-putted for a bogey. South Korea’s Jeunghun Wang signed off with a 69 to finish third ahead of Australia’s Sam Brazel who secured fourth place with his 285 total.
Veteran Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa carded two-over 73 in the fourth and final round to finish 10th. He amassed a four-day got a 72-hole total of four-over 288 (79-68-68-73) — six shots behind winner Danthai Boonma of Thailand. Randhawa, 43, dropped shots on the second, third and fifth holes but went on the path of recovery by picking birdies on the seventh, 10th and 12th. But a double-bogey on the par-three 17th forced him to settle for a two-over card. Gaganjeet Bhullar managed a similar round-score for 11th position.
Among other Indians in the fray, Rashid Khan (75-69-75-73) shared the 20th spot with seasoned S.S.P. Chawrasia (73-75-73-71) on 292 as total. S. Chikka, who was overnight third, went through a horrible round of nine-over 80 and dropped 27 places to be 30th. Delhi’s Chiragh Kumar, who last week won at Panasonic Open India, shared the 37th position with Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi on 294. One shot behind them was Shiv Kapur who signed off with a 76. Young Shubhankar Sharma was tied 54th on 300 after scoring 78 on the final day, while Abhijit Chadha finished 64th on 305 after getting an 84 in the fourth round.