Kearney 20th in New Delhi, Turner 41st

Niall Kearney hits one close at the 17th

Niall Kearney began his bid to establish himself on the Asian Tour by hitting 16 greens in regulation to snatch a share of 20th in the Panasonic India Open in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI- INDIA – Chiragh Kumar of India pictured with the winner’s trophy on Sunday November 8, 2015 during the final round of the Panasonic Open India at the Delhi Golf Club. Picture by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.

The double Irish PGA champion opened his final round at Delhi Golf Club with an eagle three, then added three birdies and just one bogey in a four under 68 that left him on four under par and move him to 186th in the money list.

The Dubliner ended the week nine strokes adrift of Chiragh Kumar, who shot a 70 to win by three shots from Thailand's Thorn Wiratchant (69) and Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman (72) on 13 under par.

Kearney earned €4,353 while Muskerry's Niall Turner was 41st on three over after a closing 70 and earned $2,300 to lie 54th in the Order of Merit with $49,635 from five starts

Kumar, who clinched his first Asian Tour title as well as $72,000, was elated, commenting: "Winning an Asian Tour event means a lot to me. It is so special for me to win here.

"It is like a dream come true. This is the best thing that can happen to me. Everybody knows me at this club so it is very special to win."