Brown bags title with late charge

A fiery finish on the back nine gave Mark Brown his second title in as many weeks as the New Zealander claimed a three-stroke victory at the Johnnie Walker Classic today.

A fiery finish on the back nine gave Mark Brown his second title in as many weeks as the New Zealander claimed a three-stroke victory at the Johnnie Walker Classic today.

Brown trailed four strokes behind leader Taichiro Kiyota with seven holes to play at DLF Golf and Country Club near Delhi, but the 33-year-old fired four consecutive birdies to overtake the little-known Japanese player, who bogeyed the 13th and 17th.

The 33-year-old New Zealander missed a short birdie putt at the 17th but closed his round in style with his seventh birdie of the day at the final hole to finish with a five-under 67 and an 18-under-par 270 total.

Kiyota, who was attempting to become only the second player after Isao Aoki to win on the European Tour, shot a closing 71 to finish in a three-way for second with Australians Scott Strange (67) and Greg Chalmers (68).

Graeme Storm was the top British player after carding a 69 to finish in a three-way tie for fifth on 14-under 274 with local favourite Shiv Kapur and Sweden’s Johan Edfors.

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