Chopra 22nd at Australian Masters

November 30th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Huntingdale (Australia), Nov 30 (IANS) Daniel Chopra carded a steady one-under 71 on the final day of the Sportsbet Australian Masters to finish at three-under 285 and finished tied 22nd Sunday. Chopra, winner of two PGA Tour titles, had two birdies, both on back nine and one bogey on front nine in his round.Rod Pampling won the tournament after edging out Marcus Fraser at the third play-off hole at Huntingdale Golf Club. The two Australians went into a play-off after being locked at the top of the final round leaderboard on 12 under par.

Victorian Fraser carded a brilliant final round seven under par 65, which included just one bogey, while Pampling signed for a fourth round 65 despite having birdie chances at his last three holes which would have sealed the win.

While Fraser sat on the practice range, Queensland’s Pampling had three opportunities to claim the victory in regulation but after missing a chance at 16, pushed a six foot birdie putt at 17th. At last 39 year old Pampling took his time to line up a 25 foot Championship putt, but again missed his chance as the ball drifted left of the hole.

But he did win on the third play-off hole when he was left with a simple three foot par putt to claim his first victory on The European Tour.

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