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Veteran Rahil Gangee wins first title in 14 years

Gangee rewarded for persistence (Photo: Asian Tour)
39-year old Indian golfer Rahil Gangee has today become another first-time winner on the Japan Tour and recorded his first win anywhere in nearly 14 years when he won the Panasonic Open in Japan, an event jointly sanctioned between the Asian and Japan Golf Tours.

Gangee’s win was made even more meritorious by the fact he has not made the weekend in any event in his last seven starts so this is quiet a turnaround and despite his age a career changing week.

After finishing 60th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2017 he needed something special and he got it this week

Gangee birdied the final hole of the Ibaraki Country Club’s Course in Osaka to win by one over Koreans Jung Gong Hwan and Hyung Sung Kim.

Brad Kennedy did best of the Australians when he tied for 23rd, Brendan Jones and Terry Pilkadaris were 28th and New Zealander Michael Hendry 55th amongst the surviving Australasians who teed it up on Thursday.

The Japan Tour now moves to Nagoya for the time honoured Crowns event while the Asian Tour heads for for the Volvo China Open in Beijing and event it jointly sanctions with the European Tour.

 Gangee now has a choice as to which of the two he might play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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