Dodge Kemmer wins Gurugram Challenge by three shots

Dodge Kemmer wins Gurugram Challenge by three shots

American golfer Dodge Kemmer carded a spectacular six-under 66 in the final round of the Gurugram Challenge to claim a three-shot victory on Friday.

Kemmer, who impressed all with two back-to-back 66s in the second and third round, posted a third straight 66 on the final day to clinch his maiden PGTI title.

Chanat Sakulpolaphasian of Thailand took second place at 20-under 268 after carding a decent 4-under 68 at the US$75,000 event jointly sanctioned by the PGTI and Asian Development Tour (ADT).

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Seventeen-year-old rookie Arjun Bhati, playing only his second event after turning professional, had the best finish among the Indians as he took a creditable third place at 18-under 270.

Dodge Kemmer wins Gurugram Challenge by three shots
Arjun Bhati

The young gun Arjun produced a brilliant 6-under 66 in the final round and took the honours of shooting the the best round of the day along with winner Kemmer’s round.

Dodge Kemmer, lying one shot off the lead in second place after round three, had a bogey-free round to come home the winner on the windiest day of the week.

The 34-year-old Dodge’s success ratified his decision to stay on for the event after last week’s The DGC Open, where he finished joint 49th.

Chanat Sakulpolaphasian

Chanat Sakulpolaphasian, who was overnight tied third, shot a flawless 68 in round four to rise one spot to second place. He chipped in for a birdie on the fifth.

Arjun Bhati smashed seven birdies against a single bogey during his round of 66. He began his day with a 30- feet birdie conversion on the first hole that set up the round for him.

Indonesia’s Rory Hie, the leader for the first three days, carded a 73 on Friday to finish tied fourth at 17-under.

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