Shiv Kapur is back to the winning ways. He lifts Yeangder Heritage Golf title in Taiwan, beating overnight leader Yikeun Chang of South Korea with an impressive eight-under-par 64.
The 35-year-old Indian ended strong, shooting five birdies in his closing seven holes and finished with a winning total of 16-under-par 272. Kapur had 22 birdies against six bogeys during the week.
This is Shiv’s first title on Asian Tour in 12 years. He had last won a title in 2005.
It also marked a strong comeback for him after undergoing liver surgery last September.
“This win means a lot to me. Honestly it hasn’t sunk in yet because I’m still in a bit of a daze. It has been a frustrating last couple of years and so it is nice to be back where I belong,” said Kapur.
“There are so many good talents on the Asian Tour and it is getting harder and harder to win each year. To win the way I did is just very satisfying.”
Kapur is the third Indian to win in Taiwan since 2004. Gaurav Ghei won at the 2006 Mercuries Taiwan Masters, while Gaganjeet Bhullar was victorious at the 2012 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship.