Malaysia title provides another life-changing moment for Shubhankar

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 09:17 IST | V Krishnaswamy

Shubhankar Sharma, who caught the eye of his senior Indian colleagues including Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa, while finishing ninth at the 2017 Maybank Championships

Shubhankar Sharma
Shubhankar Sharma with the Maybank Malaysia trophy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Pic/AFP

Shubhankar Sharma, who caught the eye of his senior Indian colleagues including Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa, while finishing ninth at the 2017 Maybank Championships, re-affirmed their faith and established himself as the next big Indian star to watch in world golf. He fired a stunning 10-under-par 62 to clinch the USD 3 million Maybank Championship here yesterday. Candid and thrilled with his second win in seven weeks on the European Tour, Sharma admitted: "The last two months have changed my life. I've been a member on the Asian Tour for a while and I will continue to be a member on the Asian Tour. I've always dreamt of winning and now I'm a two-time winner on the Asian Tour and European Tour."

He added: "I'm over the moon. The last two months have been fantastic for me. I'm playing in The Open championship this year so I can't ask for anything more. Whatever happened today was fantastic. The win in Joburg helped a lot. Especially today, I was very calm on the course. I wasn't under any pressure." On his game, he elaborated: "I played pretty solid and it wasn't easy because it was windy. I kept pushing the whole day. I knew I had to make a lot birdies to catch the leaders. "

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