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Siddikur finishes 57th in Malaysia

Update : 20 Apr 2014, 05:48 PM

Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman finished the Maybank Malaysian Open at joint 57th after carding a one-under-par 71 in the final round while British star Lee Westwood marched to a convincing seven-stroke victory yesterday.

Starting the day on 65th, Siddikur posted five birdies against four bogeys on the last day to make his total of three-over-par 291 and receive $8616 as prize-money at the at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Meanwhile, The Englishman Westwood completed his wire-to-wire win in style when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the last for an 18-under-par 270 winning total at the $2.75m event.

Major champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa threatened briefly by shooting four birdies in his first seven holes but dropped shots around the turn saw his challenge fizzle as he signed for a 68, taking joint second place with Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts.

EurAsia Cup star Anirban Lahiri of India, a three-time winner in the region, was the best placed Asian in tied 10th place after a closing 70 while Masahiro Kawamura of Japan, who won his first Asian Tour title last year, finished a further shot back.

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