Himmat Rai shoots four-under to finish 22nd in Jakarta

Himmat Rai played his best round of the week on the final day of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament to finish Tied-22nd.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 29, 2015, 20:43 PM IST
Himmat Rai shoots four-under to finish 22nd in Jakarta

Jakarta: Himmat Rai played his best round of the week on the final day of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament to finish Tied-22nd.

Rai, a former Asian Tour winner, had seven birdies against three bogeys as he finished at 10-under par 278 for the week. Rai shot rounds of 70, 71, 69 and 68.

Rai began with a hat-trick of birdies and then added further birdies on sixth, 10th, 13th and 17th. He dropped shots on fifth, seventh and 11th.

Michael Tran of Vietnam sensationally won his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title after defeating overnight co-leader Lam Chih Bing of Singapore on the first play-off hole.

Tran, who was one shot off the pace heading into the final round, signed for a closing four-under-par 68 after sinking a crucial 15-footer birdie putt on the last hole 18th to force a play-off with Lam, who bogeyed the hole for a 69, at the US$100,000 ADT event.

The duo were tied on 18-under-par 270 total in regulation play before returning to the par-five 18th for the play-off battle where Tran outplayed Lam with a birdie against a par at the Damai Indah Golf, BSD course.

Thailand's Sutijet Kooratanapisan, who held a share of the overnight lead, settled one shot back in third place with American Jarin Todd after signing for rounds of 70 and 68 respectively while Panuwat Muenlek, also of Thailand, took fifth place on his own on 273 following a 71.

Singapore's Mitchell Slorach (67) and Thailand's Atthaphon Sriboonkaew (70) shared sixth place on 274 while Rinaldi Adiyandono emerged as the highest place Indonesian in tied-35th position after carding a second consecutive 70 in what is the richest ADT event in Indonesia this season.