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Shubhankar finishes Tied-15 in China Open

Beijing: Going on a birdie-spree towards the end, Shubhankar Sharma fired a 5-under 67, his best card of the week, to finish T-15th at the Volvo China Open here on Sunday.
The 21-year-old finished at 12-under 276, best among all Indians in the fray. He had six birdies, three of them in last four holes, for a fine finish.
Sharma, who leads the Asian Tour's Habitat for Humanity Rankings is also second behind Masters champion Patrick Reed on the Race to Dubai standings.
Alexander Björk became the first Swede to lift the trophy after he closed with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 to win by one shot at the Topwin Golf and Country Club.
Among other Indians, Arjun Atwal (71) was T-32nd, Gaganjeet Bhullar, who at one stage rose to T-2 earlier in the week, ended T-63, while Shiv Kapur (71) was T-66 and Khalin Joshi (79) was T-68.
"The week has been decent. It's not great but it's decent. I think I could have done a little bit better. I left a few shots out there but that's golf. I am happy that I finished in double digits under-par," said Sharma.
"I was sick earlier but not that sick. It was just slight fever and cold. It's alright. I am happy to be leading the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings now but it's still a long way to go for the season. I just have to keep building on my position. We will see what happens."
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