Hong Kong:A wretched start spiked Jeev Milkha Singh's hopes a second successive Asian Tour title and the in-form Indian signed off with a decent one-under 69 for a tied 11th finish in the $2.5 million Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Going into the final round three shots off the lead, Jeev needed something special to follow up his Singapore Open triumph with another victory here but a hat-trick of bogeys on his front nine put paid to any such ambitions and the Indian aggregated 11-under 269 for a tied 11th finish.
Lin Wen-tang beat Francesco Molinary and Rory McIlroy in the playoff to lift the title after the trio were levelled at 265.
After the bogeys on the third, fourth and fifth, it was always a catching up job for Jeev and the Indian responded well by hitting back-to-back birdies to take the turn at one-over.
On his way back, Jeev birdied the 11th and 13th holes and signed off on a bogey-birdie note for yet another impressive outing.
Among other Indians in the fray, Jyoti Randhawa (272) carded a three-under 67 to finish tied 19th, while Gaurav Ghei's (277) even-par 70 had him tied 48th.