Digvijay slips as Hend claims title

Digvijay Singh, who was in contention through the first half of the week, was unable to weather the amazing final round from Australia’s Scott Hend, as the Indian finished tied 10th at the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic.

Hend charged from six-shots back to win the title by three strokes. He shot a stunning eight-under-par 64 in the final round, just as newcomer Bryan Easton of South Africa (64) did, but Hend’s earlier good work in the week carried the day for him.

Digvijay (71) slipped to 10th after being in top-5 for the first three rounds. Digvijay totaled 13-under 275, while Gaganjeet Bhullar, who had a stunning 65 on third day just could not get going and faltered with a one-over 73 with two double bogeys to drop to tied 26th. Shiv Kapur (70) stayed at his overnight tied 26th. Anirban Lahiri (68) was the only Indian to move up from tied 26th to 14th at 12-under, while Himmat Rai (75) also slipped down to tied 45.

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