Rashid clinches LG Western India Amateur title

Pune: The overnight five-shot cushion helped Rashid Khan comfortably win the LG Western India Amateur golf despite a modest even-par 71 in the final round here on Friday.

Rashid signed off with a tournament total of one-under 283.

Rahul Bajaj could not really put the pressure on the eventual winner and had to be content with a runner-up finish after he carded a round of four-over 75 to finish five shots back.

The best round of the week, however, was delivered by Saurabh Bahuguna who returned a five-under 66 to jump to third place with his total at 10-over 294.

Gagan Verma and Chikkarangappa were a shot adrift at tied fourth while Pune’s Aditya Bhandarkar slipped to sixth place with a round of 77 on Friday.