Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma put up a pleasing round of four-U68 to conclude the Nedbank Golf Challenge with a creditworthy T-27th on Sunday.
Shubhankar Sharma, who had struggled in the first 2 days with 74-75, made a rousing comeback with a 71-68 yesterday. He amassed 288 points and therefore finished in Top-30.
As a result of his praiseworthy finish, more notably with the last two rounds, would help Shubhankar to be ready for the DP World Tour Championships that would commence next week.
The 27th position that Sharma achieved was his 2nd-best finish since the July’s first week. Then too, he had finished at the T-27th mark in the Open de France. After that result, he has only performed better at the CIMB Classic where he had a T-10 rank in Malaysia.
Sharma, after being on equal terms for the initial nine holes on the course’s backstretch, was on a birdie spree on back nine. Then, he held four birdies in five holes between 2nd and 6th holes.
Elsewhere, Lee Westwood yielded an outstanding closing of 64 to earn his first Rolex Series title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
The Englishman was at his best as he entered the Gary Player Country Club’s final day with three shots behind the leader Sergio Garcia. However, an eagle on the second propelled Westwood at the top of the leaderboard. He then went on to set up an intriguing three-way battle among the two golfers and the local favourite Louis Oosthuizen.
However, it was the former World No. 1 Westwood who birdied 5 of his last 8 holes to reach near the Under-fifteen and dominate over his rivals.
Westwood’s incredible win was his third victory at the Gary Player Country Club. Previously, he had won the Sunshine Tour’s Dimension Data Pro-Am in 2000 before winning in the event in 2010 and 2011.