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Sujjan scores first title win outside India

July 07, 2012 16:56 IST

Sujjan Singh completed a start-to-finish victory with an even-par 72 at the Taman Dayu Championship and immediately dedicated his win to his new-born daughter on Saturday.

Sujjan, starting the day with a 10-shot advantage was never threatened as he cruised to his first victory outside India with a 22-under-par 266 total at the majestic Taman Dayu Golf and Resort, Indonesia.

Sujjan, who hit the headlines with tied fifth at the Avantha Masters last year, became the first Indian to win on the Asian Development Tour, the second rung Tour in Asia.

This year on Asian Tour, Sujjan has made four cuts in nine starts with tied 27th at the Panasonic Open as his best.

Ajeetesh Sandhu shot 71 in the final round to finish tied 31st at one-under 287.

Australians Michael Moore and Anthony Choat battled to a 66 and 68 respectively to share second place with Filipino veteran Antonio Lascuna (68) on 272, six shots adrift of Sujjan, at the inaugural Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.

"I dedicate my win to my new born daughter Serena and also to my sister. I just welcomed a baby girl in May and you start to feel that golf is not everything. That kind of eases the pressure and it worked for me this week," said Sujjan, whose wife, Irina Brar, was a former India No. 1 woman golfer.

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