Rahil Gangjee clinches Louis Philippe Cup

Rahil Gangjee scripted an incredible comeback to win the Louis Philippe Cup by three strokes and pocket the $13,125 winner’s cheque.

Rahil Gangjee poses with the Louis Philippe Cup at Prestige Golfshire Club on Friday.   -  Special Arrangement

India’s two-time Asian Tour winner Rahil Gangjee won the $75,000 Louis Philippe Cup golf tournament with a stunning 7-under 63 final round at Prestige Golfshire Club here on Friday.

Gangjee started the final day of the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and PGTI co-sanctioned event in tied-fifth position, and four shots behind overnight leaders Udayan Mane and Rashid Khan. The Bengaluru-based Gangjee (11-under 269) scripted an incredible comeback to win by three strokes, and the $13,125 winner’s cheque.

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This is Gangjee’s second title of the year after his Panasonic Open victory in Japan earlier this year. “Over the last year, I have played the final rounds one shot at a time without keeping any target. Today was no different and it worked for me,“ Gangjee said.

Rashid, who made bogeys on the 11th, 13th and 16th holes, finished joint-second alongside Om Prakash Chouhan. Udayan and Australian Marcus Both took tied-fourth, while local lad Khalin Joshi finished sixth.

The scores (top-10):

269: Rahil Gangjee (69, 69, 68, 63); 272: Om Prakash (65, 67, 74, 66), Rashid Khan (70, 64, 67, 71); 273: Marcus Both (AUS) (68, 70, 68, 67), Udayan Mane (63, 69, 69, 72); 274: Khalin Joshi (66, 68, 71, 69); 275: Harendra Gupta (66, 69, 72, 68), Akshay Sharma (70, 71, 66, 68), Mukesh Kumar (67, 69, 70, 69); 276: Sanjeev Kumar (70, 70, 66, 70).