Manila, The Philippines, 18-05-2014

Siddikur Rahman finishes joint runner-up at ICTSI Philippine Open

Chowrasia claims tied 10th

PGTI member Md Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh finished joint runner-up at the ICTSI Philippine Open on Sunday. Siddikur (66-73-76-69) totaled four-under-284 for the tournament to finish two strokes behind the winner Marcus Both of Australia. 

Nathan Holman of Australia, Thailand’s Arnond Vongvanij and Filipinos Antonio Lascuna and Jay Bayron shared the second spot with Siddikur at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
After turning in 34, Both needed to make a huge 20-foot birdie putt on 15 followed by a short birdie on 16 to take a three-shot lead. He bogeyed the last two holes and held on to victory as his closest competitors failed to take advantage. 

Siddikur, the first Bangladeshi to play and win on the Asian Tour, birdied holes two, three and seven but struggled to keep pace as he returned with 11 straight pars.
“I’m very happy with my round because it was bogey-free. I’m not happy with my putting but I still managed to escape from making errors. I was confident I could win this event but I didn’t putt too well on the second and third day. This is all part of golf and we learn from it,” said Siddikur, a two-time Asian Tour winner.
SSP Chowrasia (71-71-76-69) finished as the top Indian in tied 10th at one-under-287.

The Sri Lankan duo of Mithun Perera and Anura Rohana were tied 19th at one-over-289.

Indians Anirban Lahiri and Abhijit Chadha were a further shot back in tied 22nd.
At the European Tour's Open de Espana, Gaganjeet Bhullar finished tied 75th at 18-over-306.

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