SSP Chawrasia shoots 66, finishes 41st in Sicily

May 14, 2018, 07:03 IST | PTI

SSP Chawrasia produced one of his best rounds on European soil with a solid 5-under 66 to finish Tied-41st at the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open at Verdura Golf Club

SSP Chawrasia
SSP Chawrasia

SSP Chawrasia produced one of his best rounds on European soil with a solid 5-under 66 to finish Tied-41st at the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open at Verdura Golf Club. Chawrasia, who has been struggling a bit off late, sunk in seven birdies against two bogeys in the final round.

Chawrasia birdied third but gave back the gains on the next hole. Three birdies in a row from seventh to ninth saw him turn in 3-under and he dropped a shot on 11th. Three more birdies from 15th to 17th saw him finish at 66.

Joakim Lagergren claimed his maiden European Tour title in dramatic fashion defeating Mike Lorenzo-Vera in a play-off. Lagergren's closing 68 got him to 16 under alongside Lorenzo-Vera - who signed for a 70.

They were one ahead of England's Andy Sullivan and Australian Lucas Herbert, who matched the lowest round of the week with a 63. The Swede hit a wonderful approach to eight feet set up a birdie on the first extra hole and handed him victory.

Lagergren's triumph makes him the second first-time Swedish winner in three weeks after Alexander Björk's victory at the Volvo China Open. For Lorenzo-Vera, it is a second consecutive second-placed finish after he lost in the final at last week's GolfSixes alongside Romain Wattel.

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