Golf Roundup: Sharma rides 62 to victory in Malaysia

Associated Press

 

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Shubhankar Sharma won his second European Tour title after recording 10 birdies in 10-under-par 62 in the final round of the Maybank Championship on Sunday.

Jorge Campillo was two shots back after a closing 68 gave him a 19-under aggregate of 269, one ahead of Ryan Fox (66) and Pablo Larrazabal (66).

“I played pretty solid and it wasn’t easy because it was windy,” Sharma said.

“I kept pushing the whole day.

Sharma, 21, who also won the Joburg Open in December, described 62 as his “lucky” number after finishing with a 21-under total of 267 to pocket the first prize of $500,000.

“The first 62 I shot was in Manila two years back on the Asian Tour,” he said. “Then I shot 10-under again in Joburg to win, so that number is lucky for me.

The win takes Sharma to the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings and he becomes just the third Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri to win two European Tour events in the same season.

Former world No. 1 Lee Westwood, who shot 62 on Friday, ended in a tie for 11th place following a final-round 70.

Web.com Tour: In Panama City, Panama, Georgia resident Scott Langley had the low round of the day with 7-under-par 65 to win the Panama Championship by two shots.

Langley, who is from Illinois but lives in Sea Island, Ga., finished at 7-under 273 for his first victory on the tour.

Rafael Campos (67 on Sunday) and Edward Loar (71) tied for second place.

Former Augusta State standout Henrik Norlander closed with 74 to finish at 283 and tie for 34th place.

Ladies European Tour: In Barwon Heads, Australia, Minjee Lee shot 6-under-par 67 for an easy victory in the Vic Open.

Lee finished with a four-round total of 13-under 279 on the 13th Beach Golf Links, five better than fellow Australian Karis Davidson, who closed with 71.

Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, shot a final-round 70 and finished eight strokes behind in eighth place.

 

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