Arjun Atwal annexed the Asian PGA Order of Merit title at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia golf tournament in Bangkok today.
updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
New Delhi:A lacklustre performance notwithstanding, Arjun Atwal annexed the Asian PGA Order of Merit title at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia golf tournament in Bangkok today to add yet another feather to his cap this year. Atwal, who last week became the only Indian ever to qualify for the US PGA Tour, finished the lowest among the Indian in fray at the $500,000 event played at par-71 Bangkok Golf Club course at tied 57th and a three-day aggregate of four-over 288. Atwal's only real threat to the Order of Merit title, China's Zhang Lian Wei finished tied 39th at 281, according to information received here. It is the second time in a row that an Indian took home the coveted title as Jyoti Randhawa had achieved the feat last season. Randhawa may have not been able to defend his crown but he did outshine Atwal with his performance today -- a card of six-under 65 in the final round and a tournament tally of 15-under 269 which placed him third on the leaderboard. He pocketed a cheque of US$ 30,000. American Ted Purdy emerged the winner with a four-day score of 19-under 265 while Lin Keng Chi of Taipei finished second one stroke behind the leader. (PTI)