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2nd BTI Open Golf: Udayan coasts to comfortable four-shot win

Update : 03 Mar 2017, 12:53 AM
Udayan returned an assured two-under-par 70 in the final round of the Tk48 lakh event to end the with an aggregate total of 12-under-par 276. Patna’s Aman Raj (69), Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta (70) and Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi (71) jointly shared second place at eight-under-par 280 at Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka. Udayan (70-67-69-70), the leader in the last two rounds, continued his domination for the third straight day with a steady round of 70 to become the first Indian to win the BTI Open trophy as the inaugural edition last year was won by Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman. Udayan, 26, took home the winner’s cheque, worth Tk7.2 lakh, and thus took a flight from 26th place to third in the 2017 PGTI Order of Merit. Udayan, ahead by two shots at the start of the final round, had an early break when he birdied the opening hole. The golfer, who plays at Eagleton – the golf resort near Bengaluru - continued his grip over the match with pars on the next 11 holes even as his nearest rivals struggled to catch up with him.
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