Shubhankar struggles on final day to finish tied 7th

GURUGRAM, MAR 11: It was heartbreak for Shubhankar Sharma on the final day as he struggled to a three-over 75 to finish tied seventh even as Englishman Matt Wallace bagged his second European Tour title at the $1,750,000 Hero Indian Open on Sunday.
Wallace, who stayed in contention throughout the week, overcame compatriot Andrew Johnston in the play-off, 18th hole, to clinch his first Indian Open title and take home the winner’s cheque of $291,660.
“This title means a world to me. It has been very satisfying week because it is definitely the toughest golf course that I have played in my career. I have learnt a lot and hopefully it will help me in future,” said Wallace after the win.
Everything went wrong for overnight joint leader Shubhankar at the challenging DLF golf course as he found bushes, water bodies, hit the flag once and also struggled with his putting to drop three double bogeys, three bogeys against six birdies to total four-under 284.
Last week, the 21-year-old, who won the Joburg Open and Maybank Championship, had led on the second and third day at the World Golf Championship-Mexico before finishing a creditable tied ninth.
India thus failed to retain the trophy for the first time in four years after SSP Chawrasia won it twice in 2015 and 2016 and Anirban Lahiri bagged it in 2015.
Wallace, who won the Open de Portugal last year on the European Tour, carded four-under 68, while Johnston fired six-under 66 on the final day to lie at 11-under 277 at the completion of regulation play to force a play-off.