Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Macao Open
Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Macao Open for the second time, he co-led the field on day one with Giwhan Kim and Yikeun Chang at seven-under 64, but his second round heroics put him in charge of the event and he never looked back from there.
Bhullar shares record with Atwal and Randhawa
Bhullar posted rounds of 65 and 74 on second and third day respectively and entered the final round with a stroke lead at 10-under par over Ajeetesh Sandhu and Hung Chien-Yao. Bhullar in his final-round posted three-under 68 consisting seven birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-4, 16th.
With this win, Bhullar now matches the Indian record for the most win on the Asian Tour of eight-titles with Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa.
Bhullar’s last victory at the event came in 2012 when he defeated Jonathan Moore by two strokes and Shiv Kapur shared fifth-spot with Johannes Veerman on the board.
Highlights from the final round
Ajeetesh Sandhu’s run
Ajeetesh Sandhu has been on the run for the title since day one not leaving his position like Bhullar on all four-days and finally finishing for a shared second spot with Angelo Que of Philippines at 10-under 274.
Sandhu posted rounds of 66, 67, 71 and 70, his final round consisted four birdies and three bogeys. Angelo climbed two spots from his Saturdays round with his score of final round two-under 69, to match Sandhu for a shared second finish.
Related: Round 2 report
Giwhan Kim and Yikeun Chang co-led the field with Bhullar on the first day, were on a sixth and 43rd spot on Saturday. Kim further dropped to a shared 15th spot with his final round four-over 75 and a total score of one-under 283, consisting five bogeys and a lone birdie on the par-4, 16th. Kim now shares his spot with Scott Barr, Dimitris Papadatos, and Jake Higginbottom.
Chang who shared 43rd spot yesterday was able to better his position by 19 spots, finishing for a shared 24th spot with his final round two-under 69 for a total score of one-over 285. Chang posted four birdies and two bogeys today to share his position with Lin Wen-Tang, Shubhankar Sharma, Suradit Yongcharoenchai, Steve Lewton, Daniel Chopra, Ryan McCormick, and Arie Irawan.
Related: Round 3 report
Indians at the Event
Bhullar and Sandhu have secured top two spots at the event and other Indians who made their presence felt at the event were Subhankar Sharma, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Chiragh Kumar, Chikkarangappa S., M Dharma, and Himmat Rai.
Subhankar Sharma with his final round 71 and a total score of one-over 285 finished the event for a shared 24th spot, Rashid Khan shared fifth-spot with Johannes Veerman with his final round bogey-free seven-under 64, consisting seven birdies and helping him climb 19 spots from his Saturdays round.
Khalin Joshi finished the event for a shared 66th spot with Danny Chia, with 10-over 294, Chiragh Kumar shared 19th spot with a level-par score of 284, Chikkarangappa stood 33rd with his score of three-over 287 and M Dharma became the last man to finish the event for the 70th spot with his 18-over 302.
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