Take Solutions Masters: Ismail takes big move to finish joint 33rd


Sports Desk:

One of Bangladesh’s rising golfers Md Ismail showed a better form on the final day of the US$350,000 Take Solutions Masters as he carded a four-under-67 at Karnataka Golf Association Golf Course, Bengaluru, India on Sunday.

Ismail birdied five holes against one bogey on the final day to move up to finish joint 33rd having started the final round joint 58th, capping a somewhat erratic performance to finish the meet four-under-280 [72-69-72-67].

Young talent Viraj Madappa delighted the home crowd when he closed with a four-under-par 67 to claim a two-shot victory for his first Asian Tour (AT) title.

Madappa, who came through the AT Qualifying School in January, became the record youngest Indian, at the age of 20 years and nine months to win on the flagship event.

Starting the final round two shots back, Madappa reeled in six pars before dropping a shot on the seventh. He bounced back brilliantly with five birdies to cap a winning total of 16-under-par 268.

Argentinean Miguel Carballo, who was atop with one-shot heading into the final round, carded one-under-70 on the final day to finish two shots behind the title winner, sharing second place with Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent (68), Thailand’s Danthai Boonma (70) and Suradit Yongcharoenchai (66).

Thailand’s Pasavee Lertvilai recorded the second ace of the week on the par-three fourth hole after hitting an eight-iron from 180 yards. It was the third time he made a hole-in-one in a professional tournament. Pasavee ended his campaign in tied-33rd place on 280 following a 70.

Meanwhile, another Bangladesh player Shakhawat Sohel slipped four spots to finish on 68th with seven-over-par 291[70-71-73-77].  unb


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