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Hero Indian Open – Chawrasia, une victoire à domicile !

SSP Chawrasia a écrit un chapitre de l’histoire de l’European Tour en laissant sur place le reste des joueurs pour s’imposer avec 7 coups d’avance à domicile lors du Hero Indian Open.

Le local de l’étape a commencé sa journée avec une pôle position partagée, mais au terme du troisième tour conclu ce matin, il s’était détaché de deux coups.

Pas un regard sur ses poursuivants lors de l’ultime tour et une carte de 71 alors que tous jouaient largement au dessus du par. Il égale le record de la plus large victoire avec Gavin Green qui avait aussi gagné sur un avantage de 7 coups en Malaisie.

Cette victoire complète un palmarès déjà remarquable de l’Indien lors de son Open national. Il enregistre à présent deux victoires et 4 places de second.

Ce second titre à New Delhi fait de lui le premier Indien a avoir défendu avec succès un titre de l’European Tour et le premier à avoir signé quatre victoires, toutes à domicile.

J’ai pu défendre mon titre avec succès donc je suis vraiment très heureux – SSP Chawrasia

« Je garde mon titre et j’en suis vraiment très content. Je suis aussi ravi d’avoir pu faire plaisir à tous ces gens qui m’ont soutenu et que ma femme ait pu assister à ces deux victoires, coup sur coup. Une immense satisfaction.

« J’ai beaucoup appris cette semaine et j’espère pouvoir mieux jouer en Europe. C’est mon objectif de pouvoir gagner sur le continent européen. C’est sans doute la plus belle victoire de ma carrière car le parcours était très compliqué. Cette semaine, j’ai fait moins d’erreurs que les autres. »

Chawarias a d’abord du terminer son troisième tour ce matin, il lui restait 7 trous à jouer. Il n’a pas vraiment été perturbé par les retards cumulés les deux premiers jours. Il a tout de suite trouver son rythme et a fait birdie au 13 et 14, une approche rentrée et un troisième oiselet de suite au 15 lui offrait le commandement de son Open, seul pour aborder le dernier tour.

Aucun joueur n’a vraiment été en mesure de pouvoir l’inquiéter. Les Français Grégory Havret et Romain Langasque signent les meilleures performances tricolores, ils finissent à la 34e place.

SSP Chawrasia
“I feel great as it’s one of the toughest courses I’ve played, and winning by seven shots, I’m really happy. Honestly, this is very special to win back to back. I think this is one of the toughest courses I’ve played in my career.

“I’m not comfortable on the course, I’m nervous on every single shot. When I finished the third round, I knew I had a few shots lead into the final round. I didn’t need birdies, I was just aiming for pars in the final round.  I learned many things this week and hopefully I can play better in Europe. That’s my target next, I have to win in Europe.

“On 17, I was thinking I’m not hitting it short, I have to hit over the green and maybe hit the stone and come back. Luckily it did. After bogey on 6 and 7, I was on borderline and I had to make some birdies and I got a bit serious and I managed to come back.

“After the tee shot on 18, now I feel I’ve won the tournament. I struggled a bit on the greens, but I made some good up and downs and good putts. I hit some wrong lines but maybe next year, it’ll get better. It’s still a tough course.”

Gavin Green
“I came into the week not hitting it that well. My goal was to make the cut but I somehow found something in the second round and the third round and it clicked well. Fortunately, it was learning again today. SSP played great and hats off to him.
“Hopefully more of these will come, I was just thankful I was able to play in the final flight and perform decently and not just throw it away. It’s a huge thing for me and a big learning curve.
“I’ve got no more pressure for me and it’s a huge improvement from my point of view as I’ve been struggling to play in the weekend. I just haven’t been able to finish it. To finish second in such a big event is such a huge thing. »

Scott Jamieson
“The front nine was good yeah, I had a couple of funny shots in there as well, particularly on six, but managed to make a few birdies. They dried up a bit on the back nine.
“The key whenever you are in trouble is just to make sure that a bogey is the worst you’re going to make and pick up some birdies when you can. I was probably a little bit timid on some of my birdie tries that didn’t quite make the hole, but it was a good week.”

Matteo Manassero
“I’m happy with the way I played. It was really tough out there. The greens are tricky. I putted good until yesterday, and this morning as well. This afternoon I just couldn’t get the rhythm going. This has been happening to me a little bit lately, but I just stay patient and I know that at one point they are going to fall. So, I’m still really happy with my week and looking positively to the future.
“A top five finish is always positive, I’m really happy with that. I came here after three weeks break. It could have paid the price for not playing so much lately and focusing on improving a few things technically and being more in the gym. I take this week as very positive.”

Rafa Cabrera Bello
“It’s been one of those crazy days. It’s a bit of a summary of the week really. There has been some brilliant stuff in the game and then some horrible stuff. Obviously I fight until the end and had a good comeback after the mistakes.
“After the first seven holes today, I am definitely happy with a top ten. At the start of the week I would have liked to have played a bit better and be challenging for the win.”

Anirban Lahiri
“I’m disappointed I got so far out through the first two rounds that I couldn’t really challenge. Having said that, SSP would have been hard to beat seeing the way he is playing. I’m happy with the way I fought back. The third round got me into this position and I’m happy to finish strong.
“I missed a lot of shots, just put myself in bad positions. This course, you can’t really do that. Having played four rounds here, if I were to come back for another event, I would definitely be better prepared.”

Scores :
278 S Chawrasia (Ind) 72 67 68 71,
285 G Green (Mas) 72 73 65 75,
286 S Jamieson (Sco) 70 74 70 72, M Manassero (Ita) 68 73 72 73,
287 C Pigem (Esp) 69 73 67 78, A Lahiri (Ind) 76 73 67 71, R Cabrera Bello (Esp) 73 73 70 71,
288 M Hoey (Nir) 71 71 71 75, D Horsey (Eng) 66 74 76 72, G Coetzee (RSA) 73 74 69 72,
289 E Molinari (Ita) 75 72 73 69, P Angles (Esp) 73 70 77 69,
290 J Fahrbring (Swe) 73 74 69 74, P Meesawat (Tha) 72 74 70 74, N Kimsey (Eng) 72 77 73 68, D Boonma (Tha) 75 72 72 71,
291 P Uihlein (USA) 72 75 68 76, L Jensen (Den) 70 77 73 71, J Smith (Eng) 75 73 72 71, A Knappe (Ger) 75 74 72 70,
292 A Da Silva (Bra) 73 77 75 67,
293 K Aphibarnrat (Tha) 73 73 74 73, P Saksansin (Tha) 76 74 72 71, W Ormsby (Aus) 73 76 73 71, E Pepperell (Eng) 69 70 78 76, C Hanson (Eng) 76 72 69 76, C Kumar (Ind) 73 75 71 74, S Tiley (Eng) 70 74 74 75,
294 M Siem (Ger) 70 76 71 77, A Que (Phi) 70 74 74 76, D Chia (Mas) 70 69 81 74, S Gallacher (Sco) 70 73 78 73, D Frittelli (RSA) 72 72 80 70,
295 R Langasque (Fra) 69 75 80 71, S Vincent (Zim) 74 74 72 75, C S (Ind) 72 76 75 72, G Havret (Fra) 70 74 72 79, J Janewattananond (Tha) 71 79 74 71,
296 A Lascuna (Phi) 75 75 73 73,
297 S Sharma (Ind) 72 76 71 78, T Pilkadaris (Aus) 71 72 80 74, D Im (USA) 74 72 79 72,
298 S Khan (Ind) 74 74 73 77, S Walker (Eng) 70 75 77 76, P Marksaeng (Tha) 73 74 78 73, S Chan (Tpe) 74 75 72 77, G Bhullar (Ind) 74 74 76 74, D Brooks (Eng) 73 71 75 79,
299 M Nixon (Eng) 74 74 72 79, R Gonzalez (Arg) 72 78 74 75,
300 R Wattel (Fra) 79 71 74 76, N Fung (Mas) 73 75 73 79, S Gros (Fra) 74 75 74 77, M Tabuena (Phi) 73 72 83 72,
301 A Atwal (Ind) 74 76 72 79, S Norris (RSA) 76 74 77 74, P Peterson (USA) 70 72 81 78, A Sandhu (Ind) 73 77 77 74, A Wall (Eng) 70 78 78 75,
302 N Colsaerts (Bel) 74 76 78 74, D Singh (Ind) 77 70 75 80, D Kullar (Ind) 76 74 76 76, T Khrongpha (Tha) 77 71 78 76,
303 J Randhawa (Ind) 75 70 79 79,
304 L Weber (Fra) 75 72 85 72,
306 N Bertasio (Ita) 67 80 76 83,
308 R Khan (Ind) 73 76 78 81,
309 R Fernandes (am) (Ind) 72 76 84 77,
310 A Chadha (Ind) 76 73 79 82,

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