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SSP Chawrasia edges out Nicolas Fung, Sam Chen in playoff to win Manila Masters

SSP Chawrasia lifts his second Asian Tour title of the season, clinching the Resorts World Manila Masters by winning a three-way playoff

other sports Updated: Nov 13, 2016 15:24 IST
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SSP Chawrasia

SSP Chawrasia won a thrilling three-way playoff against Nicolas Fung of Malaysia and Sam Chen of the US to lift the Manila Masters title at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club on Sunday.(AFP)

Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia lifted his second Asian Tour title of the season, clinching the Resorts World Manila Masters by winning a three-way playoff on the final day here.

The 38-year-old SSP Chawrasia, who won the Hero Indian Open in March, carded a final round of six-under 66 to accumulate a four-day total of 19-under 269. Jointly in lead with him were Malaysian Nicolas Fung (63) and American Sam Chen (65).

The trio then fought it out in a playoff where Fung was the first to be eliminated after missing a birdie. Chawrasia held his nerves in the showdown with Chen to win the USD 1,000,000 tournament.

This is Chawrasia’s fourth Asian Tour triumph besides three wins on the European Tour.

On Saturday, Jyoti Randhawa battled all day to card a two-over 74 and fall back to an equal share of third place. Randhawa finished the Manila Masters tied fourth, alongside two other Indians -- Shubhankar Sharma and Chiragh Kumar..