Shiv Kapur achieved his best finish in nearly a year, after he ended the Indonesia Open in flying colours to achieve a position of tied-10th at end of play. Other Indian golfers also managed to achieve respectable positions even though they had a more promising start to the tournament.
After having had a decent start, Indian golfer Shiv Kapur signed off from the Indonesia Open in Jakarta on a high as he achieved a year best finish of tied-10th. The 37-year-old hit a two-under 70 on the final day to take up his total score to nine-under 279 over the course of four days. The veteran golfer has three Asian Tour wins to his name but couldn’t replicate the same success this time around.
This was his best finish at an event since December last year when he had finished sixth at Indonesian Masters.
However, his compatriots didn’t enjoy a good finish, as they slipped from a position of strength. First round leader Viraj Madappa (69) ended at tied-22nd along with Chiragh Kumar (69) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (68) at seven-under, while Rashid Khan (70) ended T-16 at eight-under and Om Prakash Chouhan (72) was T-29th. They were followed by Khalin Joshi (72), S Chikkarangappa (73) and Kshitij Naved Kaul (70) who were all tied at the 41st spot while Aman Raj (75) suffered the most disappointing conclusion, ending the lowest among his compatriots at T-48 even though he was in contention during the tournament’s first half.
Argentina’s Miguel Carballo took away the champion’s trophy after an impeccable end saw him script one of the biggest comebacks in his whole career. Suffering from a six-shot deficit at a point of time, he rallied back by ending with a five-under 67 to clinch his first ever Asian Tour title at the Pondok Indah Golf Course. He ended with a score of 17-under 271. He was followed by Korea’s Yikuen Chang in second spot.
Local golfer Naraajie Emerald Ramadhan Putra, leading at the start of play on the final day, dropped five shots in the last six holes to end four holes behind the champion in fourth spot.