Rashid Khan wins SAIL-SBI Open golf

The 23-year-old Delhi golfer broke into a wide smile and his friends celebrated in joy as Rashid launched his Asian tour career in style.

updated: March 01, 2014 19:21 IST
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New Delhi: Rashid Khan launched his Asian Tour career with a thrilling victory in the season-opening SAIL-SBI Open as he edged out Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman in the play-off at the Delhi golf Club here on Saturday.

Both players finished the regulation 72 holes 18-under par 270, six strokes ahead of Sweden's Rikard Karlberg. Carlos Pigem of Spain, Swiss Martin Rominger and India's SSP Chowrasia finished tied fourth.

Rashid went for an aggressive all-or-nothing approach shot from the fairway after his tee-shot to place the ball 20-feet away from the pin. He missed the 20-feet eagle putt but still made a birdie.

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