Shiv Kapur clinches Panasonic Open title

Wednesday 08th November 2017 05:59 EST

Indian ace golfer Shiv Kapur claimed his first Asian Tour title in India, bagging the Panasonic Open by three strokes, as he brought home a card of four-under 68 in the fourth and final round at the Delhi Golf Club. This is the second Asian Tour title of the season for Kapur, who fired five birdies against one bogey to stay three strokes clear off a pack of fellow Indians.

“I am lost for words. You dream about winning but I never got so far in my career so I never prepared a speech in my life. When I won the Volve masters it was a spring board for me and then there was a long gap and I didn't know if I will be able to win but Yeangder win gave me the belief that I can win again and winning here after all these years is really special. All wins have their own place in my heart. Of course, I have been waiting for it for a long long time. So it is a huge monkey off my back. I didn't play my best golf but still shot 17-under, so I take a lot of positive,” Kapur said. Others to finish and tied second are Karandeep Kochhar (66), SSP Chawrasia (69) and Om Prakash Chouhan (69).

Two-time winner on the PGTI Feeder Tour, Sudhir produced a clean round with three birdies. Karandeep blasted four birdies and an eagle, while Chawrasia too signed off at 274 after scoring five birdies and two bogeys.

As Kapur drained his putt in the 18th hole, the crowd burst with cheer and his colleagues and friends, including Chirag and Rahil Gangjee drenched him in soda and water. “When I walked with a three stroke lead at the 18th and hit the second shot down the fairway, there was a big sigh of relief inside me. I knew I can allow a little celebration now,” he said.

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