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India win SAARC golf championship

May 09, 2005 18:12 IST

India edged out defending champions Pakistan in a thrilling final round to win the title in the 7th SAARC Golf Championship in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Jasjeet Singh and Himmat Rai won their respective matches as India, who had finished runners up last year losing the title to Pakistan, overcame their arch-rivals 2-1 at the Victoria Club Golf course.

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Jasjeet got the better of Vaqas Ahmed while Himmat Singh Rai tamed Waseem Rana to give India the win, an Indian Golf Union release said in New Delhi on Monday.

Gagan Verma put up a spirited fight before losing to Tariq Mehmood on the 18th hole.

In the girls' section, hosts Sri Lanka clinched the title after India's Neha Majithia and Shalini Malik came up with disappointing performances.

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