Su­per Sharma Seals Stun­ning Win

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A red-hot Shub­hankar Sharma fired 10 birdies for a re­mark­able 10-un­der-par 62 to claim a stun­ning two-shot vic­tory at the US$3 mil­lion May­bank Cham­pi­onship on.

The 21-year-old In­dian over­came a four-shot deficit with a dom­i­nant dis­play to clinch his se­cond Asian Tour and Euro­pean Tour ti­tle with a win­ning to­tal of 21-un­der-par 267 in windy con­di­tions at the Sau­jana Golf and Coun­try Club.

In his fourth start since win­ning the Joburg Open in South Africa in De­cem­ber, Sharma pro­duced a sen­sa­tional fi­nal round where he made five birdies in each half which in­cluded clutch birdie putts on 17 and 18.

Sharma pro­duced a great come­back af­ter strug­gling in the open­ing two rounds where he was tied in 48th place at the half­way stage. A third round 66 put him within four shots of the lead and he charged into con­tention on the fi­nal round when he got off to a hot front nine.

The vic­tory earned him US$500,000 and moved him to the top of the Asian Tour’s Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Stand­ings and on the Race to Dubai on the Euro­pean Tour.

AFP/Manan Vat­syayana

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