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Gaurav Ghei wins Beijing Open

April 30, 2007 08:44 IST

Gaurav Ghei scaled the summit once again by winning the inaugural Pine Valley Beijing Open golf tournament by carding a flawless three-under 69 on Sunday, the final day.

The Delhi golfer playing smart and tidy golf totalled 14-under 274 to win by two shots over Australian Adam Blyth (71) and became the first Indian to win on any Tour in 2007. Ghei, who was tied with three others for the overnight lead, had three birdies and no bogeys in his round which fetched him his third Asian Tour title.

The 38-year-old Ghei, who waited 11 years between his first two titles, clinched the third one after a gap of only eight months.

Ghei was never behind in the final round after going into lead with two birdies on front nine. He birdied the fifth for the third day in row and then the eighth for the fourth successive day and then added a third birdie on 13th before parring the rest and sealing his win.

"It is an amazing feeling to be able win again. I have been consistent but was not able to put it together earlier this year," said Ghei, whose previous best this year had been tied sixth at Johnnie Walker classic.

His previous wins on Asian Tour came at 1995 Gadgil Western Masters and 2006 Mercuries Masters and this win also ensures his berth in the US $five million HSBC Champions in Shanghai in November.

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