Siddikur Rahman finished tied for eighth while his compatriot Zamal Hossain Mollah finished a distant 30th in the Panasonic Open India, which concluded at the Classic Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon yesterday.
Siddikur was in with a chance of claiming a rare Asian Tour title after finishing the second round of the three-round-event just two strokes behind the leaders.
However, as is often the case with the 34-year-old golfer, last-round blues hit Siddikur again as he started the round in the worst possible way. The two-time Asian Tour winner played three bogeys in the front nine to slip out of contention. However, three birdies at the back nine helped Siddikur finish at a respectable eighth position with a score of eight-under-par (208), earning himself a paycheque of 8667 US dollars.
17-year-old Kim Joohyung of Korea won his maiden title with a score of 13-under-par (203) after India’s Shiv Kapur blew a one-stroke lead on the final hole with a double-bogey.
Zaman, meanwhile, finished joint 30th with a score of four-under-par (212) following a two-under in the final round. The two-time PGTI winner started the day brilliantly, firing four birdies in the first five holes but two bogeys in the back nine compromised his chances of a top-10 finish.