29 Dec '14, 5am

Shankar Das: Wins Mcleod Russel tour and Rolex player of the year title

Shankar Das: Wins Mcleod Russel tour and Rolex player of the year title

It was double delight for Shankar Das as he clinched a fairytale victory at McLeod Russel Tour Championship with a final round card of three-under 69 and also bagged the Rolex Player of the Year title for the PGTI order of merit at the Royal Calcutta Golf Course, here on Sunday. Representational Image. Getty Sports Shankar, who honed his skills at the RCGC, held his nerves in front of a boisterous home crowd to come up with a four-day aggregate of 16-under 272 to register the biggest win of his career. Kapurthala's Gaganjeet Bhullar and Abhinav Lohan of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon, were joint runners-up at 13-under-275 as they fired matching scores of 68 in round four. Having started the day with a narrow two-stroke lead, Shankar had a solid start as he birdied the first hole from 20 feet in the Rs 1.5 crore prize money event. "I knew I could not go wrong from her...

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