Shubhankar Sharma finishes at creditable 16th at Hero Open

Sharma landed two eagles on the back nine to card five-under 67 in the final round finishing tied 16th in the tournament.

Shubhankar Sharma of India in action at The Hero Open at Fairmont St Andrews.   -  Getty Images

India's Shubhankar Sharma landed two eagles on the back nine to card five-under 67 in the final round and signed off tied 16th at the Hero Open golf tournament.

It was a fine week for Sharma, who had three rounds of 67 each, but his third round, which saw him drop four shots in the last three holes, let him down as he finished with a total of 14-under 274.

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Sharma had three birdies on the front nine and had a roller-coaster on the back nine with two bogeys and two eagles.

The T-16 was his best since the Top-10 at Made in Himmerland in May.

"The game seems to be in the right place and hopefully the results will also come soon," said Sharma.

Gaganjeet Bhullar shot his third straight round in the 60s with a 69 on Sunday and ended eight-under 280 for the week at T-38th.

SSP Chawrasia was once again struggling with 78 and finished the week in T-75th.

Grant Forrest became the first Scotsman to win on home soil in nearly a decade as he triumphed at the Hero Open.

Forrest, 28, started the final round in a share of the lead with compatriot Calum Hill and the pair were close to each other on the front nine as they both made the turn in 33 shots.

The turning point of the afternoon came on the tenth hole as Hill double-bogeyed the par four, with Forrest making birdie for a three-shot swing.

Forrest then birdied the 11th to move to 23-under par and he was joined on that number by Englishman James Morrison, who made a late charge with a nine-under par round of 63.

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Forrest lost the lead after a bogey on the 16th, but he recovered with a birdie on the 17th and left himself two feet for birdie - and victory - on the 18th.

He tapped in the putt in front of the home fans, signing for a six-under par round and a 24-under par total, also securing the first Scottish win on home soil since Paul Lawrie triumphed at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2012.

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