Golfer Chawrasia finishes tied 50th, Lahiri 57th at Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia endured a horrendous final round of seven-over 78 to drop 28 places to finish tied 50th, while compatriot Anirban Lahiri closed with a 72 to be 57th in the Olympic Games here on Sunday.

Chawrasia suffered two double bogeys (third and 13th) and four bogeys (seventh, 11th, 12th and 14th) against two birdies on the second and eighth to get a 78 that took his total to five-over 289 (71, 71, 69, 78).

Seven spots behind him was Lahiri, who produced his best round of the week as he got four birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey for a 72.

The 29-year-old got a four-day total of 10-over 294.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Justin Rose claimed the gold medal as he beat Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by two srokes.

World No.12 Rose, a one-time Major winner, fired four-under 67 to take his 72-hole total to 16-under 268.

World No.5 Stenson, who bagged his maiden Major title last month at the British Open, carded 68 to finish with a total of 14-under 270.

Matt Kuchar of the US bagged the bronze medal with a total of 13-under 271.

Thomas Pieters of Belgium finished a distant fourth with a total of nine-under 275 after carding a 65.

–IANS

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