Bhullar continues his hot streak
Gaganjeet Bhullar led Round 1 with Giwhan Kim and Yikeun Chang at seven-under 64, but today Bhullar was able to take a solo lead with 13-under 129, four strokes lead over this year’s Yeangder TPC Champion Ajeetesh Sandhu.
Gaganjeet Bhullar takes charge
Bhullar currently holds seven Asian Tour Titles to his name and is on fire to earn his next prize at the event, previously winning it in 2012. Bhullar in his round today fired one eagle and five birdies against a bogey and for a 13-under-par 129 total at the Macau Golf and Country Club.
Bhullar posted an eagle to finish his round on the par-5, 18th after hitting a solid driver to the middle of the fairway, and a superb three-wood from 270 yards hitting the pin for a tap-in eagle.
Ajeetesh Sandhu’s rise
Sandhu who recently won the Yeangder TPC for his first Asian Tour title posted five-under 66 in his first round and seven birdies and four bogeys in today’s four-under 67 to take a shot lead over yesterday’s joint leader Giwhan Kim.
Round one co-leaders Giwhan Kim and Yikeun Chan
Bhullar’s co-leaders from Day one Kim and Chan dropped two and 13 spots respectively. Kim posted a round of one-under 70 for a five-shot trail from the leader and Chan posted a round of five-over 76 consisting three birdies, five bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-3, 11th, where he posted a bogey yesterday.
Indians at the event
While Bhullar and Sandhu are leading the Indian contingent at the event, others who are showing their presence are Subhankar Sharma, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Chiragh Kumar, Chikkarangappa S., Jyoti Randhawa, M Dharma, Himmat Rai, Honey Baisoya, Aman Raj, Rahil Gangjee, Arjun Prasad, and Udayan Mane.
Subhankar Sharma with his rounds of 69 and 68 has managed to secure a shared fifth-spot with Prom Meesawat.
Rashid Khan with his today’s round of 70 and a total score of two-under 170 jumped 10 spots up for a shared 14th spot with Ryan McCormick, Scott Barr, and yesterdays leader Yikeun Chang.
Take Solutions Masters runner-up Khalin Joshi is sitting on a shared 20th spot with Suttijet Kooratanapisan, Chiragh Kumar, Teemu Putkonen, Nitithorn Thippong, Thaworn Wiratchant, Zhang Lian-Wei, Chikkarangappa S., Suradit Yongcharoenchai and Jarin Todd.
Indians who could not make through the weekend rounds are Honey Baisoya, Aman Raj, Rahil Gangjee, Arjun Prasad, and Udayan Mane.
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