Atwal ends tied 26th in Asia Pacific Classic

Kuala Lumpur : Indian golfer Arjun Atwal returned an erratic two-under 69 in the final round to rise a rung and sign off tied 26th in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic here on Sunday .

Atwal ended his campaign with a total of seven-under 277 in the Asian and PGA Tour co-sanctioned event.

The Orlando-based player started well with a birdie on the second hole but stumbled soon after by dropping a double bogey on the fourth.

Another birdie and a bogey later, Atwal made the turn one-over.

The back-nine turned out to be better with Atwal picking up four birdies -- including a brace in the closing two holes -- against just one birdie to round off on a positive note.

American Ben Crane (69) clinched the title with a total of 18-under 266.