Shiv Kapur made a valiant attempt with a four-under 68 and Anirban Lahiri went one better with a five-under 67, but it was Australia's Andrew Dodt, who staged a fightback with a closing five-under-par 67 to lift the True Thailand Classic trophy here today.
Veteran Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa fired seven-under 65 to jump 39 places and finished joint ninth, while Shiv Kapur shared 20th position after the third round of the $2 million True Thailand Classic here Saturday.
Shiv Kapur celebrated his 33rd birthday in style with a flawless six-under 66 that put him in a good position at the end of the first round of the inaugural US$2 million True Thailand Classic here on Thursday.
Former winners Arjun Atwal, Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri will lead the host country's challenge in the 51st Hero Indian Open which will also see Chinese star Liang Wen-chong returning to the event for the first time since his memorable victory in the 2008 edition.
Anirban Lahiri frittered away a great start at five-under through 13 holes, before a lapse in concentration saw him drop as many as three shots over next four holes to finish at two-under 70, that still placed him tied 16th after the first day at the USD 3 million Maybank Malaysian Open here on Thursday.
A strong contingent from Europe besides some top Asian Tour golfers are set to see in action at the 2015 Hero Indian Open, which has become a co-sanctioned event between European and Asian Tours for the first time, from February 19 to 22 here.
Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa produced a brilliant fourth and final round to finish tied seventh while compatriot Anirban Lahiri had a difficult outing and had to be content with a tied 15th place at the $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open here Sunday.
Rashid Khan turned in a strong birdie-birdie finish to move into second place, even as overnight leader Jyoti Randhawa bogeyed the closing hole to drop alongside him after the penultimate round of the Chiangmai Golf Classic here on Saturday.
Jyoti Randhawa turned the clock back with a flawless seven-under 65, which featured seven birdies, that carried him right to the top and in sole lead at 11-under 133 at the midway stage of the USD 750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic here on Thursday.
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri struggled in extremely windy conditions through his first nine holes before steadying himself to end with a two-over 73 that saw him lose the lead and be tied fourth at the midway stage of the USD 900,000 Venetian Macau Open on Friday.