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Jeev tied fourth at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

September 25, 2011 19:57 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied fourth, for the second week in a row after bringing home a card of even-par 72 in the final round of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, in Japan, on Sunday.

The Indian golfer dropped an early double bogey on the fourth and then a late bogey on the 17th, besides four birdies, to finish the week at four-under 280.

Anirban Lahiri (73) totaled 287 and finished in a tie for 34th alongside Ryo Ishikawa (73).

Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuka (67), who began four shots behind overnight leader, Daisuke Maruyama (75) turned the tables and ended a winner, even as the latter finished four behind in tied fourth.

Hiratsuka's 67 was built on four birdies, an eagle on 11th and two bogeys on first and sixth. He won by three shots over Do-Hoom Kim (68) and SK Ho (73), who finished at five-under 279.

Jeev starting the day at four-under looked fine with a birdie on the second but after that he was patchy. He double bogeyed the fourth, birdied the fifth and again bogeyed the sixth.

A birdie again on seventh followed by two pars saw him turn in even par 35. On the back nine he had one birdie on 15th and bogeyed the 17th but for which he would have been tied second with Ho and Kim.

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