Karlberg finishes second at Wentworth

Mon 30 May 2016

Karlberg finishes second at Wentworth

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England, May 30: Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg picked up his career’s biggest pay cheque after closing with a superb seven-under-par 65 to finish one shot back of winner Chris Wood of England in second place at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Karlberg, a two-time winner on the Asian Tour, capped his best efforts of the week when he aced the par-three second hole and fired seven birdies against two bogeys for an eight-under-par 280 total at the Wentworth Club.
“When I came here and played my first practice round on Tuesday, I felt the golf course was very tough so to be able to score well on a Sunday, I am very thrilled,” said Karlberg, a father of twin daughters. “I was a little bit tired, there’s been a lot of tough golf this week and in Ireland, so this result has given me a booster.”
Korea’s Y.E. Yang closed with a second consecutive 75 to settle five shots back in tied-12th position while overnight leader Scott Hend of Australia finished a further shot back on 285 following a disappointing 78.
China’s Li Haotong carded a third straight 71 to grab a share of 27th place on 287 with four other players including S.S.P. Chawrasia of India, who closed with a 73.
Over in the United States, reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Anirban Lahiri of India marked his best result on the PGA Tour after closing with a two-under-par 68 to finish in tied-sixth position at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Indian compiled a four-day total of nine-under-par 271 to finish eight shots back of world number two Jordan Spieth, who closed with three straight birdies to win by three shots for his eighth career title and first in his home state of Texas at the Colonial Golf Club.
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