Indian golfer Shiv Kapur picked up the biggest cheque of the year after finishing tied fourth with a superb four-under 67 in the final round of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open here on Sunday.
Kapur picked up a cheque for $80,000 after finishing with a four-day total of 13-under 271, ending four behind the leader.
He had rounds of 67, 68, 69 and 67 at the $1.9 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.
The second top-five finish of the season for Kapur also more than doubled his earnings this year on the Asian Tour.
It also brought him up from 22nd to 11th place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit for the year.
Even as Kapur rose from overnight 11th to fourth, his playing partner and Asian Tour rookie Masanori Kobayashi produced a stunning front nine of seven-under 28 en route to a nine-under 62 and won the title on home soil.