Royal Cup Golf: Shiv Kapur ends the year on a high

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 1, 2018, 12:59 am IST
Updated Jan 1, 2018, 12:59 am IST
The 35-year-old, who had just one win in almost 11 years till April this year, has now won thrice in the last eight months.
Shiv Kapur poses with the trophy after winning the Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday. It was Shiv’s third Asian Tour title of the year.
 Shiv Kapur poses with the trophy after winning the Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday. It was Shiv’s third Asian Tour title of the year.

New Delhi: Shiv Kapur shot a stunning four-under-67 to claim his third Asian Tour title of the year, winning the Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday. The 35-year-old, who had just one win in almost 11 years till April this year, has now won thrice in the last eight months.

It was a close battle between Kapur and overnight leader Prom Meesawat of Thailand but the former came through a see-saw battle and shot four-under 67 to finish at 14-under. Meesawat (70) was at 13-under.

 

Making it a great week for Indian golf was Gaganjeet Bhullar (66), who was sole third at 11-under 273, while Khalin Joshi (67) was sole sixth at 8-under 276. Jyoti Randhawa (72) was tied 41st at one-over 285.

Kapur first won on Asian Tour in his debut season in December 2005, but it took more than 11 years and four months for the next Asian Tour title, which came in April 2017.

This latest title marks Shiv Kapur’s fourth Asian Tour win and sixth international title — he won twice on the European Challenge Tour too. Kapur, the only multiple winner on the Asian Tour this year, is also the only Indian to have won three titles on the Asian Tour.

Kapur, who had 19 birdies against five bogeys this week, earlier clinched the Yeangder Heritage and the Panasonic Open India titles this season.





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