Kapur ends tied 24th, Westwood wins title

Shiv Kapur endured a rollercoaster final day, carding an even-par 72 to sign off tied 24th in the euro 2.2 million Ballantine`s Championship.

Last Updated: May 01, 2011, 16:38 PM IST

Seoul: Shiv Kapur endured a rollercoaster final day, carding an even-par 72 to sign off tied 24th in the euro 2.2 million Ballantine`s Championship on Sunday.

Kapur, one of only two Indians to make the cut this week, ended with a four-under 284 after carding even-par for third and fourth rounds.

Gaganjeet Bhullar with three double bogeys had one of the worst rounds of his professional career, ended with an 81 that saw him finish at 12-over for the week and in 69th place. Kapur bogeyed three of his final five holes from third round and then had two bogeys in his first nine of the final round.

The two birdies on the 15th and 18th reduced the pain, but it saw him drop from a possible top-10 to 24th.
England`s Lee Westwood showed why he is deserving of his world number one status when he shrugged off the challenges of closest rival Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain to win the title.

Westwood closed with a flawless five-under 67 for a four-day total of 12-under 276 to make it two wins in a row following his earlier triumph at the Indonesian Masters last week.
Dustin Johnson of the United States who was making his debut in Asia this week, closed with a 69 to take the fourth place while Korea`s Hong Soon-sang and Sweden`s Alexander Noren were tied in fifth on matching 280s.

PTI