Ace Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman’s dreams of clinching his third Asian Tour title was shattered when he finished joint eighth with an even-par 72 in the third and final round of the $400,000 Panasonic Open India in Gurgaon on Sunday.
Siddik moved into the title mix when he finished in joint fourth place at the end of second round with a total eight-under-par 136, just two strokes behind joint leaders Australia’s Adam Blyth, Terry Pilkadaris and India’s Shiv Kapur. But a successive double bogey in the second and third holes and another bogey in the fifth hole in the final round on Sunday spoiled his chances of another Asian Tour title.
Siddik later fired three birdies to end the tournament with a total eight-under-par 208 and collect $8,666.67 prize money (Tk 7.35 lakh approximately). South Korea’s Joohyung Kim became the second youngest Asian Tour winner when he fired a seven-under-par 65 to clinch title by one shot and earn a prize money of $72,000.00.
The Korean was making what was only his third start on the Asian Tour this year. But he produced another grandstand performance that belies his age with rounds of 70, 68 and 65 for a winning total of 13-under-par 203.
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