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Brazel wins Hong Kong Open; Atwal best Indian at 29th

 Agencies |  2016-12-12 23:20:48.0  |  Hong Kong

Arjun Atwal finished as the top Indian despite a  final round of one-over 71 at the season-ending UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Atwal who had rounds of 70, 70, 66 and 71 totaled three-under 277 and finished Tied-29th.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (71) was even par 280 and Tied-45th, while Shiv Kapur, who was Tied-14th overnight had a nightmarish final round with three double bogeys for a round of a 77 and a total of two-over 282 to finish Tied-54th. Australian Sam Brazel enjoyed a life-changing victory at the season-ending event, sinking an eight-foot birdie on the last hole for a dramatic win.

The 37-year-old Brazel showed nerves of steel under pressure to fire a final round of two-under-par 68 and lift his maiden Asian Tour title by one stroke with an aggregate of 13-under-par 267 at the Hong Kong Golf Club. 

Brazel, who earned US$330,330 and finished seventh on the final Asian Tour Order of Merit, pipped playing partner and Ryder Cup star Rafa Cabrera Bello, who missed a long birdie attempt at the closing hole in the US$2 million tournament sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and Hong Kong Golf Association. Andrew Dodt of Australia and England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who were in the thick of battle on a glorious Sunday afternoon, shared third place on 269 after a 68 and 66 respectively. 

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