DST User Matt Wallace: Winner at Hero Indian Open

DST User Matt Wallace: Winner at Hero Indian Open

Matt Wallace believes he played some of the best golf of his life to secure his second European Tour title at the Hero Indian Open.

Wallace defeated Andrew Johnston in a play-off at the DLF Golf and Country Club in New Delhi after the pair had posted final rounds of 68 and 66 respectively to finish on 11 under par.

The 27-year-old won it at the first extra hole, hitting a monster drive down the 18th and then a fine second shot to enjoy the luxury of two putts for the crown.

Wallace, who had found himself three over through eight holes of his opening round, told europeantour.com: "I'm ecstatic. I just played some amazing golf. Ever since being three over through eight at the start of the week, I've played some of the best golf of my life and to do it in that style at the end there capped it off.

"There are some great champions. SSP (Chawrasia) held it for a couple of years there and I am so happy to get my name on the trophy.

"I hit some really good shots and that play-off... To hit two shots like that is exactly why I play the game."

Wallace shared the lead with in-form home favourite Shubhankar Sharma heading into the final round, but the Englishman stormed in front with five birdies and a bogey to card 68.


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