Randhawa fifth in BMW golf, rises to 72nd in world rankings (Lead)May 26th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by admin
Wentworth, May 26 (IANS) Jyoti Randhawa once again showed his amazing ability to finish strongly with a two-under-par 70 in the final round at the BMW PGA Championship to be in lone fifth place at Britain’s Wentworth course. Randhawa, starting the final day Sunday in fourth place, finished at eight-under 280.
The finish helped Randhawa climb to 23rd on the European Money list and also saw him jump from 88th to 72nd in world rankings. It also fetched him a purse of 190,800 Euros that took his year’s earnings on European Tour to past 401,000 Euros.
Playing with England’s Oliver Wilson, who lost the title in a play-off to Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, Indian star Randhawa was in with a chance to even make a bid for the top as he was nine-under after 15 and a mere three behind the leaders. Randhawa, who was 10-under for the par-5s till then, not only dropped a shot on 16th, but also failed to convert the par-five 17th and 18th and fell to fifth.
Randhawa, who has had a string of top-10 results on the Asian Tour this season, shot four birdies against two bogeys for an eight-under-par 280 total.
The former Asian Tour number one ended his campaign three strokes behind champion Jimenez who won a play-off battle against Wilson. Both players were tied on 277 after four rounds in the 4.5 million euro event.
Randhawa birdied fourth and fifth and then added a third birdie on 12th as he continued his plunder of par-5s. A dropped shot on 13th was quickly made up by a birdie on 15th, but another dropped shot on 16th and then failure to find birdies on 17th and 18th saw him stay in fifth.
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