Golf: Siddikur wins Indian Open
Bangladesh's Siddikur claimed a nerve-wracking one-stroke victory over local hopes SSP Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri at the 50th Indian Open yesterday for his second career title on the Asian Tour.
Leading by four shots overnight, Siddikur made life difficult for himself with a wobbly final round of three-over-par 75, allowing the chasing pack to hound him down.
Chowrasia, who has won twice before at the fabled Delhi venue, agonisingly missed a five-foot birdie chance on the last hole to force a play-off, as Siddikur ended a three-year winless run following his career breakthrough at the 2010 Brunei Open.
Lahiri, who closed with a 70, shared second place with Chowrasia in the $1.25 million tournament as he also rued a missed birdie chance on the last hole to force extra time in front of a large gallery.
“I am so happy. After I won in Brunei, I struggled to win a tournament,” Siddikur was quoted as saying by organisers.
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