Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia ended his three-year-old title drought winning the co-sanctioned Avantha Masters in the most dramatic fashion after closest rival Robert Coles of England bogeyed his closing hole here on Sunday.
SSP Chowrasia and Sujjan Singh
kept Indian hopes alive as they closed the gap with sole
leader Pablo Larrazabal at the Euro 1.8 million Avantha
Masters even as play was suspended due to darkness here on Saturday.
The region`s elite golfers,
spearheaded by a very strong Indian challenge, will be eager
to get their 2011 Asian Tour season off to a flying start when
they tee up at the co-sanctioned Avantha Masters next week.
Rahil Gangjee put himself in
contention for his first Asian Tour title in six years,
grabbing a share of the lead after a flawless three-under 69
in the penultimate round of the tri-sanctioned Avantha Masters.
Rahil Gangjee clung onto the top 10 but the Avantha Masters golf tournament witnessed an Indian mayhem of sorts as pre-tournament favourites Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar, along with 22 compatriots.
A fit-again Jeev Milkha Singh and Indian Open champion C Muniyappa will spearhead the home challenge in a star-studded field of the European, Asian and PGTI tri-sanctioned Avantha Masters golf tournament from February 11 to 14.