Ghei signs off at tied fourth at Selangor Masters

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Aug 9 (UNI) A solid fourth round performance by India's Gaurav Ghei, where he shot four under 67, helped him to finish tied fourth at the Worldwide Selangor Masters here today.

Ghei, who was overnight tied 18th, had a tournament total of five under 279 and finished ten strokes behind the winner, Malaysia's Ben Leong in the 310,000 dollar event.

The Indian (69, 74, 69, 67) produced his best performance of the tournament in the final round to climb 13 places up the leaderboard.

The Delhi golfer's last round was marked by a flurry of birdies on the second, fifth and sixth but then dropped a stroke on the ninth.

On the back nine, he made further progress when he birdied the 11th and sank an eagle on the par five 13th. His only blemish on the back nine was the bogey on the 15th.

Himmat Singh Rai (77, 66, 71, 73) was the next best Indian as he finished tied 30th at three over 287. Rai's final round of 73 was punctuated by birdies on the fifth, 11th, 16th and bogeys on the third, sixth, seventh, 17th and 18th.

Among the other Indians in the field, Amandeep Johl (69, 73, 70, 77) finished tied 43rd at five over 289 and Harmeet Kahlon (71, 73, 75, 75) ended tied 53rd at 10 over 294.

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