Vaunted Bangladeshi golfer flattered to deceive once again as he finished on joint seventh position in the Venetian Macau Open, having been in or close to the lead for the past three rounds. Siddikur, who had grabbed the lead after the second round before slipping back to the second position the day after, hit three birdies and same number of bogeys yesterday to finish with eight-under-par (276).
While Siddikur was up and down with his performance, Scott Hend of Australia continued to rise from Day 1 as he cruised to a commanding three-stroke victory.
With an overnight four-shot lead, the big-hitting Hend comfortably held off the chasing pack at the Macau Golf and Country Club, closing with a four-under-par (67) to for a 16-under-par (268) total to add to his triumphs in Chiangmai and Taipei this year.
India's Anirban Lahiri matched the course record with a blistering nine-under-par 62 for second place while four-time Major champion Ernie Els of South Africa shared third with Elmer Salvador of the Philippines after a 67 and 66 respectively in the 800,000-dollar event.