Manila: Indian golfers Chiragh Kumar and Shiv Kapur finished tied ninth and 20th, respectively, after the fourth and final round of the $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters as overnight leader Mardan Mamat of Singapore romped to a title victory Sunday after two years.
While Chiragh carded two-under 70 to take his total to eight-under 280 and finished ninth with 10 others, Shiv came up with 72 to record a total of 281 at the par-72 Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club.
However, the day belonged to Mamat, who completed a stylish wire-to-wire victory with a final round of three-under 69. The 47-year-old's total of 20-under 268 gave him a victory of six strokes. He sealed his fourth Asian Tour success and second in the Philippines, which fetched him $180,000.
Frenchman Lionel Weber closed with 70 to finish runner-up for his best result of the season while last year's runner-up Prom Meesawat of Thailand fired a fine 68 for third place, some eight shots behind the champion in what is the richest tournament in the Philippines.
Reigning Asian Tour number one Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, who played alongside Mardan, failed to launch a charge as a disappointing three-over 75 saw him settle for fourth place with Australian Sam Brazel, Chinese Taipei's Hung Chien-yao and American Paul Peterson.
Other Indians in the fray, Himmat Rai and Rahil Gangjee ended the competition tied 33rd and 38th, respectively. While Himmat scored 68 for a total of 284, Gangjee hit 69 to make a total of 285. Jeev Milkha Singh (joint 52nd) and Rashid Khan (53rd) scored 72 and four-over 76 Sunday.