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LLOYD'S PARTY FALLS A BIT FLAT.

Byline: Dale Rankin

LLOYD SALTMAN suffered play-off agony in the Partypoker.com International Open at Fairmont St Andrews last night.

The formerWalker Cup star was pipped to the pounds 10,000 first prize at the second extra hole by England's Sandeep Grewal after both finished on fourunder 212s.

Grewal, 27, fired a stunning five-under 67 in high winds as Archerfield ace Saltman fell away to a 75 after bogeys at the 16th and 17th.

In sudden death Grewal grabbed the glory with a par when they played the 18th for a second time.

Saltman, who picked up pounds 5000,said:"It'sdisappointing but it's been a decent week and it felt good to be in contention at a tournament.

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"I felt I handled it well but it just wasn't to be in the end."

Comrie rookie Wallace Booth closed with a 78 for fifth on 215 and Tartan Tour No.1 Craig Lee had a 76 for 216.

Peter Whiteford shot a four-under 68 to sit two off the lead at the halfway stage of the Allianz Open Grand Toulouse in France.

The 29-year-old shares sixth place with three others on 11 under.

Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts fired a stunning 62 and shares top spot with Argentine Alan Wagner (64) and Matthew Zions of Australia (67).

Andrew McArthur is three shots behind Whiteford after a 71. But fellow Scots Scott Jamieson, Raymond Russell, Eric Ramsay and Jamie McLeary all missed the cut.

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Date:Oct 10, 2009
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