Wade Ormsby was one of only 19 players to break par on Sunday at the Indian Open as the field struggled with the tricky DLF GC layout for the second straight year.
The reigning Hong Kong Open champion signed for a 2-under 70 to climb 12 places on the leaderboard and ultimately finish T25 at one of the most mentally demanding tournaments of the year.
One of eight Australians in the field, Ormsby was one of four to survive the cut but almost nobody escaped the New Delhi course completely unscathed.
Ormsby was among those whose struggles came Saturday, his 78 one of 40 rounds of 75 or worse on a day when 13 players failed to break 80.
After opening with 71-72 to be in a share of 25th position it was a disheartening score but hitting back with a final round 70 showed great determination.
Jason Scrivener was next best among the Australians at 7-over and T40 ahead of David Gleeson (T53) and Marcus Fraser (T60).
Fraser was one of the few in the field not to post a double bogey over the first three days as he signed for rounds of 73-73-76 but the course took its revenge on Sunday.
He made a double at his first hole of the day, the 10th, though righted the ship with seven straight pars before making a birdie at the 18th.
That, however, was the only highlight for the day. He endured three doubles in the next nine holes on top of three other dropped shots on his way to a 9-over 81.
Terry Pilkadaris continued his ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open form in the opening round with an impressive 69 to be inside the top-10 but faltered on day two with a 79 to miss the cut by one.
Jason Norris missed the cut by two shots while Andrew Dodt and Scott Hend were both outside the top-100 after 36 holes.
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