Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Matt Wallace beats Andrew 'Beef' Johnston in Indian Open play-off

Matt Wallace beats Andrew 'Beef' Johnston in Indian Open play-off

It was heartbreak for Shubhankar Sharma on the final day as he struggled to a three-over 75 to finish tied seventh even as Englishman Matt Wallace bagged his second European Tour title at the Dollars 1,750,000 Hero Indian Open in New Delhi on Sunday.

Wallace, who won the Portugal Open a year ago in only his fourth European Tour event, had built a two-shot advantage after collecting five birdies in his opening 10 holes, including a chip-in at the 10th.

Wallace attacked the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, and birdied to win the tournament after Johnston took a more conservative approach to finish on par. Johnston, himself trying to add another European Tour title, was fabulous with his error-free 66 but Wallace held on in the play-off. He once again emphasised how hard the course was and nearly patted himself on the back for playing good golf.

Johnston and Wallace had finished three shots clear of the field after four rounds, tied on 11 under.

"I played great", he said.

"I played great. Ever since being three over through eight at the start of the week I've played some of the best golf of my life and to do it in that style at the end there capped it off", said Wallace after clinching his second European Tour title.

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"I hit some really good shots and that play-off: I pumped it down there on the last and it went along way and then a four iron went even further than I thought it would so I was jacked up a bit".

"I'm slightly frustrated, as I attempted a similar putt on the 18th during regulation play. It's alright. I had a very good week". I didn't think it broke that much and I hit a good putt, but it didn't go in. Seven days after missing out at the WGC Mexico event, the Iceman let slip his positional advantage, showing he was human after all, in the process also seeing the Hero Indian Open leave home shores after a hat-trick of title wins between Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia. He finished tied for ninth after a closing 74.

In Round II, Shubhankar created a course record with an eight-under score. On Sunday, however, he also displayed his scoring prowess.

Sharma started well with two birdies on the first four holes.

"It was a disappointing day for me". So I'm happy with what I achieved even though it was somewhat of a mixed bag. I had a few bad swings at the start that put off my rhythm. These things happen and it is not an easy course. I really enjoyed the tournament and I loved the support.

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