Kapur enjoys top-20 in CIMB Classic

Sun 27 Oct 2013

Kapur enjoys top-20 in CIMB Classic

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Kuala Lumpur, October 27: A patient Shiv Kapur of India posted an even-par 72 in the final round of the CIMB Classic on Sunday to finish in a commendable tied 16th place, one rank better than multiple Major champion Phil Mickelson.
The Indian, ranked 14th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, played consistently over four rounds as he registered a six-under-par 282 total at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to take home a cheque of US$112,000.
Kapur reckons that he is coming closer to winning his second Asian Tour since 2005 after staying patient despite making some mental errors at the US$7 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA TOUR.
“I can be patient when I need to be and I need to be patient. I think in the past, I’ve gotten impatient and sort of let things slip when things are not going well. This week I fought back hard, four-over after my first five holes and six-under for the week. That’s one big lesson that I learn,” said Kapur.
“I wanted to get to double digits under-par but conditions were tough. I just didn’t get the putts to fall. I think if you hole a couple of putts early in the round it is a different story. You get to minus two or three under and then you’re looking to press on.
“For me I made a lot of pars today, didn't really make too many mistakes and just didn't hole enough birdie putts to really threaten, but I think I played steady the whole week.  I take a lot of positives out of the week, a respectable finish,” he said.
The 31-year-old Indian will now aim to win the Hero Indian Open in a fortnight when it is played at his home course at the Delhi Golf Club in a fortnight.
“Obviously I would have liked to have been in the top-10 or higher and played my way into the next PGA TOUR event.  But I think I take a lot of good things from the week, and going into the Indian Open now, I feel like I'm hitting form with last week and this week, and I'm pretty happy with where my game is.”
About CIMB Group
The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately US$18.4 billion as at 31 Jul 2013 and over 42,000 employees located in 17 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at www.cimb.com.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 945 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.86 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Subway (Official Quick Service Restaurant), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.