Shiv Chowrasia produced one of the rounds of his life to claim victory in his home country on the European Tour. The 26-year-old Indian produced a fantastic final round to win the Indian Masters by two shots over Irishman Damien McGrane.
Chowrasia, the world number 368, began the day two shots behind Raphael Jacquelin but quickly took the lead with four birdies on the front nine. Jacquelin finished with a disappointing round of 74 which left him tied for fourth.
After making another birdie at the tenth Chowrasia never looked like being caught and made eight pars in a row coming home to finish nine under par for the tournament.
After a disastrous first round of 75 that included a nine, Ernie Els produced three solid rounds to finish tied for sixth. Graeme McDowell began the day tied for second but finished with a round of 76 that dropped him down into a tie for 12th.
“It is the biggest win of my life. I can’t describe my emotions. Only when I get back to Kolkata will it sink in,” said Chowrasia.
-9 S Chowrasia (Ind)
-7 D McGrane (Ire)
-5 J M Lara (Spn)