Gleeson wins in India

David Gleeson...first Asian Tour win since 2008

AUSTRALIA’S David Gleeson has won his third Asian Tour title, his first for three years, with a three-shot victory at the 2011 Indian Open.

Gleeson, now a resident of Taipei and a former Australian Amateur Champion, was the overnight leader.

He fired a composed final round four-under-par 68 to take his total to 20 under overall at the picturesque and always interesting Delhi Golf Club.

Gleeson picked up four shots in his first five holes with an eagle two on the third and then parred his remaining 13 holes to cruise to victory.

Local hope Chiragh Kumar finished with a 70 to be runner-up at 17-under, with Ross Bain and Lu Wei-chih a further stroke back.

Australians Marcus Both finished in 12th spot at nine under, with Scott Barr tied for 21st, Scott Hend tied for 27th and Unho Park tied for 29th.

Gleeson, 33, picked up almost $US200,000 for the win and will move to third on the Asian Tour money list.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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