Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Fox seals top three finish

Fox seals top three finish

India's Shubhankar Sharma continued to light up the European stage as his final round of 62 secured him his second victory of the season.

It wasn't until the 13th hole where Sharma knew he was near the leaders and then saw he led by two on the 16th.

Fowler, who began the day tied for the lead, made a slow start and was one-over through seven holes but roared back into contention with five birdies thereafter, including three straight from the 16th at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. "I kept pushing the whole day", added Sharma.

Less than two months on and Sharma has become one of the hottest prospects in world golf claiming two European Tour wins.

"This win is great because it opens so many doors for me".

Sharma has enjoyed a golden run over the past few months on the global stage, clinching his first European Tour win at the Joburg Open in December previous year. He still primarily plays on the Asian Tour, and appears content to stay in his home continent for some time longer. I have grown up seeing players like Jeev and Arjun play and it was a special moment for me.

274 - Matthieu Pavon (FRA) 70-67-70-67, Joost Luiten (NED) 72-68-66-68, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 69-66-71-68, Romain Wattel (FRA) 67-73-65-69, Lee Westwood (ENG) 72-62-70-70, Paul Peterson (USA) 69-70-65-70. I knew I needed a good week here. "Getting close to the top 50 is my goal and I am happy that I am closer to this", shared the golfer, who now resides in Panchkula. "I've always dreamt of winning and now I'm a two-time victor on the Asian Tour and European Tour".

Twice when Frittelli appeared to be primed for a run on the back nine he followed a birdie with a bogey. A debut in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is now all but confirmed too.

Fox climbs more than 80 places to 14th on the Tour points race.

Spain's Campillo, who missed the opportunity to capture his maiden title on the European Tour in his 196th event, was a shot ahead of New Zealand's Ryan Fox who was tied third alongside Pablo Larrazabal at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.

However, two consecutive rounds of 70 dented the 44-year-old's title chances as he finished seven shots a drift of eventual victor Sharma. Larrazábal led the field in greens in regulation (87.5 percent) and Fox in driving distance (326.8 yards).

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