Atwal and Bhullar finish in Top-10 at Myanmar Open

Atwal dropped four places while Bhullar shot up two places, resulting in these two being tied 10th.

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Arjun Atwal and Gaganjeet Bhullar finished Tied-10th while Paul Peterson secured his maiden Asian Tour title with a two-shot victory at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open, here today.

Atwal (71) slipped from sixth to T-10, while Bhullar moved up marginally from T-12 to T-10 with a card of 69.

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Among other Indians, Ajeetesh Sandhu (70) ended Tied- 21st, while Rashid Khan (71) was T-48th and Shiv Kapur (74) and Jyoti Randhawa (75) were T-57th.

Bhullar had four birdie against one bogey while Atwal had two birdies and two bogeys.

Peterson dropped two bogeys in his closing four holes, but still ensured victory with a birdie on 18 to sign off with a five-under-par 66.

The 29-year-old started his final day two shots off the lead, but stormed out quickly with two birdies and an eagle in his opening five holes.

Peterson’s lead was briefly threatened when he dropped two shots on 15 and 17 but the American maintained his composure by sinking a crucial birdie at the last hole for his Asian Tour breakthrough.

Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira set the course record at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club with a stunning 63. However his final day heroics were not enough to overtake Peterson, leaving him to settle for a share of second place with compatriot Tomoyo Ikemura.

American Berry Henson continued his amazing return from injury by carding a 64 to finish in fourth place while Thailand’s Rattanon Wannasrichan, who led for the first two rounds, closed with a 69 to share fifth place with 2016 champion Shaun Norris of South Africa and Japan’s Yusaku Miyazato.

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