Thomas Aiken wins Avantha Masters, Gaganjeet Bhullar signs off 2nd

Liang Wen-Chong of China took the sole third spot, two shots behind Bhullar, after returning an eventful three-under 69 in the final round. Aiken recorded the season's lowest 36-hole total and his two-day effort of 15-under 129 bettered the previous best by two strokes.

updated: March 17, 2013 17:31 IST
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Greater Noida: Gaganjeet Bhullar reinforced his stature as the rising star of Indian golf by recording his best finish in a European Tour event but for the second year running, a South African triumphed at the Avantha Masters as Thomas Aiken's consistency and "conservative approach" steered him to the title on Sunday.

Bhullar's total of 20-under 268, after an eight-under 64 in the final round, left him sole second and three strokes behind overnight leader and India debutant Aiken.

Aiken returned a successive flawless card, a five-under 67 in the final round, to take home a whopping prize cheque of euro 300,000 in the euro 1.8 million event tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India.

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