Muniyappa wins Asian Tour play-off

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India’s unheralded Chinnaswamy Muniyappa claimed his maiden Asian Tour title at the Hero Honda Indian Open.

Chinnaswamy Muniyappa claimed his maiden Asian Tour title on Sunday when he overcame Lee Sung in a play-off to win the Hero Honda Indian Open .
The unheralded Indian held his nerve at the first extra hole – the par-five 18th – to knock in a 10-foot birdie putt after Lee had missed from 12 feet.
The 32-year-old had held a one-stroke overnight lead and carded a two-under-par 70 at DLF Golf and Country Club after collecting four birdies against two bogeys.
Lee, meanwhile, shot a 69 including a crucial birdie at the last to join Muniyappa on 12-under, but the Korean – who has been deaf since birth – was edged out in the play-off.
“I only came here to try and keep my Asian Tour card,” Muniyappa said.
“I have never had a coach. I got some advice on some things to work on this year on my swing but it would have taken a lot of practice. There’s no time, I’d rather be playing tournaments than practicing.”
Lee was naturally disappointed but gracious in defeat.
“I thought I could win and felt confident all week,” he said.
“I was very patient and kept my concentration very well. It is disappointing but I think this week was meant to be Muniyappa’s week.”
Australian Marcus Both, India’s Anirban Lahiri and Thai golfer Kwanchai Tannin shared third place two shots back on 10 under.
ALL THE FINAL ROUND SCORES
(Par: 72)

276 Chinnaswamy Muniyappa (Ind) 66 69 71 70 (C Muniyappa won at first extra hole), Lee Sung (Kor) 65 70 72 69
278 Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 72 71 71 64, Kwanchai Tannin (Tha) 68 69 71 70, Marcus Both (Aus) 69 71 67 71
280 Ashok Kumar (Ind) 71 71 68 70, Digvijay Singh (Ind) 68 68 71 73
282 Gavin Flint (Aus) 73 71 69 69, Keith Horne (Rsa) 67 71 73 71, Antonio Lascuna (Phi) 69 71 70 72, Harendra Gupta (Ind) 68 72 67 75
283 Udorn Duangdecha (Tha) 71 72 68 72, Mukesh Kumar (Ind) 71 68 70 74, Adam Blyth (Aus) 64 72 72 75, Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 70 68 70 75,
284 Danny Chia (Mal) 71 72 72 69, Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) 73 71 68 72, Unho Park (Aus) 67 72 71 74
285 Scott Hend (Aus) 69 70 74 72, Siddikur (Ban) 74 71 67 73
286 Shamim Khan (Ind) 70 73 74 69, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 67 72 75 72, Simon Griffiths (Eng) 73 72 69 72, Iain Steel (Mal) 70 73 69 74, Mars Pucay (Phi) 70 67 73 76, Jason King (Aus) 66 73 71 76
287 David Bransdon (Aus) 71 72 72 72, James Kamte (Rsa) 69 74 71 73, Sung Mao-Chang (Tpe) 70 73 70 74, Darren Beck (Aus) 69 73 71 74, Gaurav Ghei (Ind) 70 72 68 77, Amandeep Johl (Ind) 70 71 69 77
288 Vikrant Chopra (Ind) 73 72 72 71, Prom Meesawat (Tha) 74 70 68 76, Arjun Atwal (Ind) 75 66 70 77
289 Pasi Purhonen (Fin) 72 72 74 71, Zaw Moe (Myn) 76 69 73 71, S.S.P. Chowrasia (Ind) 73 71 73 72, Mardan Mamat (Sin) 73 69 74 73, Karanjit S Sandhu (Ind) 72 69 74 74, Stephen Leaney (Aus) 70 70 75 74, David Gleeson (Aus) 71 72 71 75, Vinod Kumar (Ind) 70 71 71 77
290 Rahul Ganapathy (Ind) 69 74 74 73, Anthony Kang (USA) 73 72 72 73, Raju Ali (Ind) 69 71 73 77
291 Terry Pilkadaris (Aus) 73 72 73 73, Ben Leong (Mal) 75 68 74 74, Lin Wen-Hong (Tpe) 72 71 74 74
292 Manav Jaini (Ind) 73 72 74 73, Neven Basic (Aus) 74 71 73 74, Mitchell Brown (Aus) 71 70 75 76, Rafael Ponce (Ecu) 73 71 72 76, Panuwat Muenlek (Tha) 69 72 74 77, Rick Kulacz (Aus) 72 71 72 77, Jay Bayron (Phi) 73 69 70 80
293 Chris Rodgers (Eng) 73 71 77 72, Adam Groom (Aus) 71 74 76 72, Ranjit Singh (Ind) 76 69 74 74, Pornsakon Tipsanit (Tha) 71 74 71 77
294 Pijit Petchkasem (Tha) 69 76 75 74, Rashid Khan (Ind) 70 72 75 77
295 Choengchai Panpumpo (Tha) 78 67 77 73, George Coetzee (Rsa) 71 73 75 76, A.S. Lehal (Ind) 74 70 71 80
296 Arjun Singh (Ind) 68 75 75 78
297 Atthaphon Prathummanee (Tha) 71 72 76 78
299 Chinnarat Phadungsil (Tha) 70 74 77 78
300 Artemio Murakami (Phi) 72 71 77 80
305 Michael Campbell (Nzl) 76 67 78 84

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