Chowrasia, Kapur end tied 31st at BMW PGA golf

Wentworth: Indian golfers Shiv Kapur (71) and SSP Chowrasia (73) played contrasting back-nines on the final day of the BMW PGA Championships, but both ended tied 31st in a dramatic tournament.

Much after the Indian duo had finished, Luke Donald beat Lee Westwood in the first play-off hole to capture the European Tour`s flagship event at the Wentworth Club.

With it came the world number one title for Donald at Westwood`s expense.

Donald and Westwood traded blows all day and Westwood`s 68 drew him level with his compatriot after 72 holes.

But Donald pitched his third shot to six feet at the first extra hole and then saw Westwood spin his into the water.

Westwood took a double bogey seven and Donald won the 750,000 euros first prize with a birdie four.

Chowrasia, who began the week with two par rounds before a 75 dropped him back, looked set to end way down two bogeys, a double bogey and no birdies on the front nine.

But he birdied four in five holes on 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th and had no bogeys on back-nine in his total of third even par round of the week.

Kapur was two-under after 13th with his third birdie of the day. He was looking good for a top-10 or at least a top-15. But he then dropped a double bogey on 15th and bogeys on 16th and 17th and slipped way down to 31st.

In regulation play, Donald was left with a 30-footer for victory on the final hole after Westwood, playing in the group ahead, had missed from six, but his two-putt par meant they tied on the total of 278.

Westwood was two behind at the start of the day, but went one in front with a front nine 33 and was two clear when he birdied the 15th following a brilliant approach within three feet.

However, he bogeyed the next and Donald hit his approach to a foot to draw level with a birdie.

Simon Dyson signed for a closing 69 to finish four-under and create the first all-English one-two-three in the event since 1974.


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