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Randhawa finishes 5th in BMW golf

Virginia Water, May 26: Ace Indian pro Jyoti Randhawa came up with a spirited performance to finish fifth with a two-under-par 70 in the final round at the BMW PGA Championship here.

Randhawa, who was tied fourth when he started the final day yesterday, finished at eight-under 280. The former Asian Tour champion was in with a chance to finish at the top of the leaderboard when he was nine-under after 15 and a mere three behind the leaders. But Randhawa dropped a shot on 16th which was followed by a failure to convert the par-five 17th and 18th. Randhawa was playing with England's Oliver Wilson who lost the title in a play-off to Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez.

The Indian, who has had a string of top-10 results on the Asian Tour this season, shot four birdies against two bogeys for an eight-under-par 280 total.

Randhawa birdied fourth and fifth and then added a third birdie on 12th as he continued his plunder of par-5s. A dropped shot on 13th was quickly made up by a birdie on 15th, but another dropped shot on 16th and then he failed to find birdies on 17th and 18th.

Randhawa, finally signed off his campaign three strokes behind champion Jimenez who won a play-off battle against Wilson. Both players were tied on 277 after four rounds in the 4.5 million euro event.


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Story first published: Monday, May 26, 2008, 16:37 [IST]
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