Gangjee 27th on Typhoon-hit final day in Taiwan

Tamsui, PTI | Updated : 06 October 2013, 08:29 PM

On a day when just one sub-par score was recorded amid treacherous conditions, Rahil Gangjee and Shiv Kapur shot identical cards of six-over 78 to finish tied 22nd and 50th respectively in the USD 600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters on Sunday.

The tough conditions can be gauged from the fact that Gangjee shot 78 and still lost only five places from overnight 22nd.

Gangjee had just one birdie against seven bogeys, while Kapur had six bogeys and no birdies.

Faced with the onslaught of Typhoon Fitow where torrential rain and gusty winds posed the greatest threat for players, Scott Hend relied on his experience of playing in Scotland last week to lift his fourth Asian Tour title with a winning total of three-under 285.

Sam Cyr of the United States enjoyed his best result on the Asian Tour this season with a second-place finish after battling to a 77 while Bangladesh's Siddikur and Thailand's Arnond Vongvanij shared the third place on matching 291 at the richest Asian Tour event to be staged in Chinese Taipei this season.

Unlike his previous victories which were all from come-behinds, there was no need for Hend to surmount a late challenge this week.

Instead, it was Hend's mental strength and Scottish experience that saw him preserving his lead and clinch a decisive four-shot victory from the front for the first time on the Asian Tour.

Thaworn Wiratchant was the only player to turn in under-par card with his 71 and finished 10th.

First Published: Sunday, October 06, 2013 08:28 PM
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