Gangjee finishes 35th at Mercuries Masters golf

September 21st, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Taipei, Sep 21 (IANS) Rahil Gangjee shot a final round of one-over 73 but still improved five spots to finish tied 35th at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters Sunday. Gangjee, who is trying to finish in the top-60 of the Money List to ensure full playing rights next year, is now 67th with just $40,700.

Gangjee improved from tied 40th to 35th, as Chinese Taipei star Lu Wen-teh lifted a record fourth Mercuries Taiwan Masters title at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club.

The 45-year-old Lu shot a final round of one-under-par 71 on the way to a winning total of 11-under-par 277. He continued his impressive track record on his home course this week having previously won the event back in 1994 and 1996 before his third success last year.

The success also brought Lu the top prize of $100,000 and he moved to 14th place on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit after total earnings of $194,429.

Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant was even-par for the day to finish in second place two strokes behind the winner while Lin Wen-hong of Chinese Taipei posted a 70 for a 282 total to claim lone third spot.

Former Asian Tour number one Thaworn kept his hopes alive until the final putt firing five birdies against one bogeys and two double bogeys. But then lost out right at the end.

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