With a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his final round, Thomas Aiken recorded a three-stroke victory at the Avantha Masters.
The South African merely held serve on Sunday after his third-round 62 set the stage. He slept on a three-shot advantage over China's W.C. Liang, who closed with a 69. Runner-up Gaganjeet Bhullar of this week's host country, India, crafted a field-low 64 in the finale at Jaypee Greens GC in Greater Noida, a southeast suburb of Delhi. It was the first time in its four-history that this tournament was contested there. For the week, Aiken missed just 10 greens in regulation and converted two eagles and 21 birdies against just two bogeys. He posted 23-under 265 en route to his second career European Tour title (2011 Open de Espa'a). "I've been playing very nicely the last four months, not making a lot of mistakes, but just not sinking enough putts," he said. "This week a few went in, I hit some better iron shots which gave me a better chance to sink some putts, and I played some phenomenal golf."