Atwal ends tied 29th in Viking Classic

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal floundered in the final round to card a disastrous five-over 77 and sign off tied 29th in the Viking Classic here.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2010, 12:45 PM IST

Madison: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal floundered in the final round to card a disastrous five-over 77 and sign off tied 29th in the Viking Classic here.

The Orlando-based golfer, who was playing in his first tournament since winning the Wyndham Championships a month ago, was tied sixth overnight but let it slip in the final round to total four-under 284.

Atwal stumbled to seven bogeys -- four in front-nine and three in the back-nine -- and found just two birdies in a disappointing final-round show at the Annandale Golf Club.

Similar was the story of Jeev Milkha Singh who carded a two-over 74 after stumbling to four bogeys against a couple of birdies in the final round.

Jeev`s overall total stood at one-over 289 and he ended his campaign at tied 59th.

American Bill Haas (72) clinched the title by three strokes with a total of 15-under 273.

PTI