Washington: Bad weather continued to play havoc at the TPC Avenel course with Daniel Chopra still to complete his last two holes and stuck at one-under after slotting a couple of birdies in the final round of the $ five million Booz Allen Classic at the Potomac, Maryland (U.S).

Chopra fired birdies on the 14th and 16th before inclement weather halted play with five players yet to complete their rounds.

Earlier, Chopra had a decent front nine despite starting on a disappointing note with a bogey on the first and stumbled again on the fourth but a birdie quartet helped him arrest the slide.

His back nine, however, got off to a disastrous start as he double-bogeyed the 11th and dropped another shot on the 12th but was recovering well having hit two birdies to finish the day at tied ninth.

At the top, American Ben Curtis is two holes away from clinching the title having established a comfortable lead.

Randhawa fails to qualify

A poor opening round of two-over 72 cost him dearly as Jyoti Randhawa failed to qualify for The Open Championship in Royal Liverpool, finishing a disappointing tied 39th at the European qualifiers at Berkshire (England).

The Asian Tour regular also failed to make it to the list of seven players, who will compete for four tickets in the play-off, which had to be postponed due to bad weather.

He finished with a total of one-over 144 after improving his performance in the second round by carding a one-under 69.

Randhawa was off colour in the opening round and dropped two consecutive shots on the first two holes. He recovered to slot a birdie on the third but a brace of bogeys on the seventh and eighth pulled him back again. UNI

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