Local bet SSP Chawrasia tops Indian Open, Filipino golfer Angelo Que finishes joint fourth
Angelo Que is glad to come up with a solid final round to boost his chances of advancing to the Olympics. 

SSP Chawrasia fired a closing 71, enough for a two-shot victory in the Hero Indian Open on Sunday at the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi.

The Indian star finished at 15-under 273, two strokes better than Korea’s Jeunghun Wang, who had a final round 68, and Anirban Lahiri of India, who closed with a 69.

Angelo Que had a bogey-free 65 and wound up three strokes off the winner.

Que had five birdies on the back nine including Nos. 16 and 17 and had a 276 total, tied for fourth with Adilson Da Silva of Brazil, who shot a closing 69.

“I wanted to birdie the last to have a really good chance to get into a play-off. I’ve been in this situation before. I had a two-shot lead in the clubhouse but I ended up losing in a play-off.”

A three-time winner on the Asian Tour but not since 2010, Que was still pleased with his performance, finally coming up with a low number after earlier rounds of 70-71-70.

“When you shoot bogey free and a 65 on this course, well that’s something. I didn’t have any trouble today. I hit it really well. My irons were spot on and my putting helped. I’m very happy because I came in on the Thursday morning,” Que told asiantour.com.

“I had something to do back home. I had to go home in a hurry last week and I came here on Thursday morning. I did it before and I almost won the event. I think that’s a good strategy for me. I might keep doing that now and hopefully it keeps working.”

“We’ve been playing here for years. It is a course where you need to know what to do. I hit it better than before so that’s why I played well.”

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Que is also pleased to boost his Olympic chances, after starting the tournament at 52nd on the International Golf Federation qualifying list. The top 60 on the IGF list gain berths to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

“My main goal is to get into the Olympics. With me playing well this week, it will move me up on the world rankings which is nice.”

Tony Lascuna shot a 71 for a 284 total and a share of 34th spot, while Miguel Tabuena wound up in joint 58th at 289 after a closing 74.

 

 

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