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Shiv Kapur blows it away on back nine

Shiv Kapur blew up a great opportunity of another great finish with a horrific six-over back nine and crashed way down on the leaderboard, while Rahil Gangjee, despite a crippling double bogey on 17th, ended tied eighth at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria sealed a dramatic win with a five-under-par 67 to beat a persistent Ernie Els of South Africa by one-shot.Wiesberger won his second title in Asia courtesy of some exquisite ball striking as he totalled 15-under-par 273.

Kapur was challenging for top honours as he finished the front nine in three-under and climbed to 10-under at which point he was just two behind the leader.

Then came a double bogey on 10th and again another double bogey on 13th to be followed by a bogey-bogey finish for a 75 after a front nine of 33. From being in contention he ended in a tie for 23rd.

Gangjee was even after front nine, but birdies on 10th and 11th, brought him back in the picture for a top-5.  Despite a birdie on 16th, the bogey on 13th and a double on 17th dashed his hopes and he had to be satisfied with a eighth place. Anirban Lahiri had his own woes with a double on seventh and then a bogey-triple bogey finish for a 77 that saw him finish 35th.

Ajeetesh Sandhu (76) was tied 67th at the USD 750,000 Asian Tour event at the majestic Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
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