Kapur, Jeev way down despite sub-par rounds in Japan


Geisei (Japan) : Jeev Milkha Singh ended his tenure as the defending champion at the Casio World Open golf tournament with a modest one-under 71, but still managed to finish only 44th at the end of the fourth and final round.

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Jeev had three birdies and two bogeys as he totalled two-over 290.

Compatriot Shiv Kapur also had sub-par final round of two-under 70 and ended at even par 288 for four days and is tied at 36th place. Kapur had three birdies, all on front nine, and one bogey.

Japan’s Taichi Teshima outgunned overnight leader Chris Campbell, an Australian settled in Japan, with a stunning final round of seven-under 65 with eight birdies and one bogey to win a shot. Teshima shot 65 and moved to 13-under, while Campbell managed only a 69 and finished at 12-under. Teshima started the day at nine-under, three shots behind Campbell.

Toru Taniguchi who leads season’s earnings finished tied 10th after a final round 74 and the fight for the Order of Merit will go to the wire as Shingo Katayama (68) currently second on the list, finished 27th with a fine four-under card. Katayama needs to win the final event, the JT Nippon Series and hope Tanigchi finishes way down.

The defending champion next week at JT Nippon Series is again Jeev Milkha Singh.