Avantha Masters

Thomas Aiken eases to Avantha Masters victory


 

GREATER NOIDA, India (AP) Thomas Aiken of South Africa clinched the second European Tour title of his career on Sunday, winning the Avantha Masters after shooting a 5-under 67 to finish at 23-under 265.

Aiken led overnight and had three birdies on the front nine and two more on his way back to maintain a three-shot lead over the chasing pack.

India's Gaganjeet Bhullar rallied for a 64 that included three birdies on his last five holes to finish second after starting the final round six strokes behind Aiken.

Liang Wenchong of China shot a 69 to finish third on 270, the highlight of his final day's card coming with an ace on the par-3 No. 7.

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