Indonesia Open: Shiv Kapur finishes T-10th

The Indian registers his best finish since December, 2018, carding a two-under 70 in the final round.

File Photo: Shiv Kapur tallied nine-under 279.   -  Getty Images

India’s Shiv Kapur carded a two-under 70 in the final round to finish Tied-10th at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open here on Sunday. Kapur ended with a four-day total of nine-under 279. It was Kapur’s best finish since December, 2018, when he was sixth at Indonesian Masters.

Among other Indians, Rashid Khan (70) was T-16 at eight-under, while first round leader Viraj Madappa (69), Chiragh Kumar (69) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (68) were T-22 at seven-under and Om Prakash Chouhan (72) was T-29th. Khalin Joshi (72), S. Chikkarangappa (73) and Kshitij Naved Kaul (70) were T-41st, and Aman Raj (75) slipped way down to T-48 after having been in contention for the first two days.

Carballo clinches title

The title was clinched by Argentina’s Miguel Carballo, who made one of the biggest comebacks of his career by overturning a six-shot deficit at the Pondok Indah Golf Course. It was his maiden Asian Tour title.

Carballo closed with a flawless five-under 67 in the final round to finish three shots ahead of South Korea’s Yikuen Chang. He tallied 17-under 271.

Carballo stormed off the blocks quickly with an opening birdie before adding two more birdies on holes four and six to his card. After making the turn in 33, he birdied again on the 10th before an audacious 30-foot putt from the edge of the green on 13 saw him make another birdie which gave him the outright lead after overnight leader Naraajie three-putted for a bogey there.

Overnight leader by six shots, Naraajie Emerald Ramadhan Putra of Indonesia dropped five shots in the last six holes to drop to fourth. He carded 78 and was fourth at 12-under, finishing five shots behind Carballo. Jazz Janewattananond (71) was T-6th at 10-under.

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