Vijay Kumar wins SRF title

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Vijay Kumar had to muster all his experience to overcome a battling Rahil Gangjee on the 35th hole and win the Rs 10 lakh SRF Matchplay Golf Championship.

New Delhi: Vijay Kumar had to muster all his experience to overcome a battling Rahil Gangjee on the 35th hole and win the Rs 10 lakh SRF Matchplay Golf Championship. The 34-year-old from Lucknow was four-up with seven holes to go but lost the next three holes as Gangjee pulled it back. It was an errant tee shot into the right bushes on the par-3 17th hole by the young Kolkata pro which finally clinched the match for Vijay. "I am extremely happy that I have won after such a long time. I have been playing well but just could not put up the score. I think the main difference was that I putted well and am delighted with the way I am stroking my putts," said the 2002 Indian Open champion. Vijay, who pocketed Rs 1,75,000 for his victory today, won the Hero Honda Open South and TNGF Open earlier this season. Gangjee's runner-up prize money of Rs 1,00,000 was the biggest pay-cheque of his career. (PTI)
Topics : Golf
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