4/22/2018 1:37:19 PM (GMT+3)

Gangjee wins first Asian Tour victory in 14 years

Gangjee wins first Asian Tour victory in 14 years

NEW DELHI: Rahil Gangjee won his first Asian Tour victory in 14 years when he held his nerve to win the Panasonic Open in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday by a single stroke.

“I wasn’t expecting much and I wasn’t watching the scoreboard. I just put my mind into the game,” said Gangjee, who claimed the winner's blue jacket at the $1.4 million tournament by sinking a birdie at the last hole at the Ibaraki Country Club near Osaka.

The 39-year-old began the final day tied for second and one shot behind South Korea's Kim Hyung-sung.

But the Indian surged to the top with five birdies and two bogeys while Kim slipped to joint-second after shooting three birdies and two bogeys.

His final round 68 gave him a four-day total of 14-under-par 270. (Pic Credit: Asian Tour)

 

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