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Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee wins Panasonic Open, ends 14-year trophy drought

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 April 2018, 06:35 PM
Rahil Gangjee (Source: PTI)
Rahil Gangjee (Source: PTI)

Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee on Sunday won the Panasonic Open in Japan, ending his 14-year-old winless run in Asian Tour.

The 39-year-old claimed the blue winning jacket at the USD 1.4 million tournament by hitting a birdie in the last hole at the Ibaraki Country Club.

Gangjee was one shot behind South Korean Kim Hyung-sung at the start of the final day.

But the veteran hit five birdies and two bogeys to finish off the day with the historic victory.

"It's been 14 years. I was shaking for the last putt," an elated Gangjee told fans shortly after his victory. I feel great. There are a lot of people to thank, obviously. But right now my mind is all over the place," said the ecstatic Gangjee after the win.

Whereas Kin Hyung-sung ended the tournament at the second spot with his compatriot Hwang Jung-gon, who shot six birdies and one bogey on Sunday to lift himself up from tied-fourth after three days.

First Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 06:28 PM
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