Shiv Kapur posted 4-under-par 67 to win by a shot
Shiv Kapur wins the US$500,000 Royal Cup after closing the tournament with a four-under-67 to finish 14-under-par 270.
Kapur co-led the five-man field on Thursday and was joined by Meesawat on Friday, who took charge of the field with 5-under 66 for the day on yesterday, pushing Kapur two-shots away from the lead, ending in an exclusive duel on Sunday.
Prom lost his advantage as soon as the second hole itself where he pulled his putt to the left and posted a bogey and Kapur capitalized it with an amazing birdie. Prom further posted bogeys on the fourth and the ninth holes kept encouraging Kapur to take the game to his control posting two consecutive birdies on the 2nd and the 3rd holes, added by other birdies on the 6th, 10th, 15th, and the 16th, he did post two consecutive bogeys on 13th and the 14th holes but Meesawat was unable to gain his control back.
There was a time when it looked sorted for the local hero Meesawat with two consecutive birdies on the 11th and the 12th holes, but another bogey on the par-3 17th invited Kapur to win the event and which Kapur obliged quite in style finishing with a par on the 18th.
Shiv Kapur posted 4-under 67 for the day and Meesawat managed to post 1-under 70 making their totals at 14-under 270 and 13-under 271 respectively. Shiv Kapur is the only golfer to win three Asian Tour tournaments this year. In fact, he is the only golfer to win multiple Asian Tour titles in 2017.
Talk about having a great year, his 12 years void of a win has been filled finally and we hope he keeps on with his winning streak.
Gaganjeet Bhullar finished the event for the third position on the board after co-leading it in the opening round. Bhullar went ahead and posted 5-under 66 consisting an astonishing eagle on the par-5 6th, four birdies and a lone bogey on the par-4 9th, taking his total to 11-under 273, and four shots away from the win.
Indians at the Event
Where Shiv Kapur emerged as the champion, Bhullar finished for a third on the board, joining them for the event were Khalin Joshi and Jyoti Randhawa.
Khalin Joshi improved his position by three spots from Saturday for a sixth finish on the board with a final round of 4-under 67 consisting five birdies, and just a bogey on the par-4 4th, taking his total to 8-under 276.
Randhawa finished the event for a T-41st position on the board at 3-over 287 and is joined by Chaiphat Koonmark, Jazz Janewattananond, Chirat Jirasuwan, Itthiphat Buranatanyarat, Ratchapol Jantavara, and Worrasorn Suwanpanang.