Kapur Triumphs at Home

Mon 04 Feb 2013

Kapur Triumphs at Home

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February 4: Shiv Kapur claimed a classy victory at the Gujarat Kensville Challenge on home soil as he cruised to a two-shot win on Sunday.
The Asian Tour regular posted a final round one-under-par 71 for his first win of the season and maiden European Challenge Tour title with a 14-under-par 274 total at the Kensville Golf and Country Club.
It was a sensational win for Kapur, who broke the course record with a third round 65, as it gives him a huge confidence boost ahead of the new Asian Tour season.
“This victory is really important to me,” said Kapur. “Winning on home soil is obviously very important but it is a massive step for me going forward. It gets another monkey off my back after winning on the Professional Golf Tour of India at the end of last year.
“I played six full seasons on The European Tour and finally lost my card last year but I went through a patch where I was second guessing myself on whether I had what it takes at that level. But deep down I knew I had it in me so this is a great start to the year and positive for the future.”
Meanwhile at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Jeev Milkha Singh of India shot an even-par 72 to finish in tied 10th place on 14-under-par 274, eight shots from the winner Stephen Gallacher of Scotland.