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Maiden pro title for Ashok

Calcutta, Dec. 14: Rookie Ashok Kumar pocketed his first professional title on the Hero Honda Golf Tour, upstaging seasoned campaigners like Vijay Kumar and Uttam Singh Mundy at the Noida Open here on Saturday.

According to information received here, the 21- year-old Ashok returned a tournament tally of 10-under 278 .

Meanwhile, Delhi’s Ajay Gupta hit a superb six-iron shot that saw his ball land directly in the pin on the par-3 tenth hole.

Vijay Kumar had to settle for the runners-up spot with an aggregate, of eight-under 280, while Uttam Singh finished third.

SCORES (after 72 holes): 278: Ashok Kumar (69,70,69,70); 280: Vijay Kumar (74,68,67,71); 282: Uttam Singh Mundy (72,66,72,72); 284: Shamim Khan (69,72,72,71); 289: Firoz Ali (76,70,72,71); S. Murthy (75,71,70,73), Sheeraz Kalra (73,75,67,74); Vivek Bhandari (69,73,71,76); 290: Ajay Gupta(72,72,75,71); Pappan (71,72,75,72); S.S.P. Chowrasia (72,72,71,75).

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