Siddikur finishes 2nd in Bashundhara Bangladesh Open

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 20:08, Feb 04,2017


Siddikur Rahman finished second in the 3rd edition of $300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open which concluded at Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday.

Thai young talent Jazz Janewattananond clinched the title maintaining prime position in all- through the tournament.

To bag his maiden Asian Tour title, the 21-year-old Jazz tallied overall 17-under-par 267 while two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur moved up to the 2nd from joint 3rd collecting 13-under-par 271, stayed four shots behind than the champion.

Jazz started the day with previous collection of 13-under-par 200 while Siddikur eight-under-par 205.

Jazz carded four-under-par 67 in the 4th and final round, traded four-birdies, while Siddikur carded five-under-par 66, traded six birdies and one bogey on Saturday.

However, in the first two editions of this Asian Tour event, the Tiger Woods of Bengal, Siddikur finished 38th and 35th respectively.

Dodge Kemmer of USA upward one step to place 3rd scoring overall 11-under-par 273 while Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma who was in the 2nd slot after the 3rd round on Friday, slipped to joint 4th scoring nine-under-par 204.

Among the nine other Bangladesh's golfers in the tournament placed: Dulal Hossain (placed joint 15th; carded 5-under-par 279); Zamal Hossain Mollah (placed joint 26th; carded even-par 284); Sajib Ali (placed joint 38th; carded 2-over-par 286); Md Nazim (placed joint 38th; carded 2-over-par 286); Robin Miah (placed joint 47th; carded 4-over-par 288); Badal Hossain (placed joint 47th; carded 4-over-par 288); Akbar Hossain (placed joint 65th; carded 10-over-par 294); Md ZIA (placed 72nd; carded 15-over-par 299) and Shomrat Shikder( placed bottom 73rd; carded 20-over-par 304).

A total of 39 Bangladesh golfers took part in the tournament while 10 made their successful cut among the total participants of 131 from 23 countries.


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