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Digvijay wins DDA Open Golf Championship

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 7 (UNI) Digvijay Singh lifted his first title of the season pipping Ashok Kumar in a close contest at the DDA Open Golf tourney here today.

The winner returned with an impressive tournament tally of 19-under 261 courtesy a final round 68 to take home a prize purse of Rs 1,58,200.

Ashok Kumar, who also shot a 68 today, finished with an aggregate of 18-under 262 to settle for Rs 1,08,700.

Bangalore boys S Madhaiah and C Muniyappa finished tied for the third position at 265, while Delhi's Dinesh Kumar finished fifth at 266. Mukesh Kumar finished tied sixth with Kolkata's Shankar Das at 267.

After a sedate front nine with a sole bogey on the fourth, Digvijay, on his way back, birdied on the 12th but dropped a shot on the 14th. On the 16th hole, while Digvijay birdied, Ashok-played a par from an easy birdie situation to seal his fate.

Ashok's round included a birdie on the fourth and a bogey on the sixth where he two putted from eight feet. On his return journey, Ashok birdied the tenth, 12th, 15th and 18th with a double bogey on the 14th putting a dampener on his title aspirations.


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