Bhullar bags top honours in Indonesia

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar carded a total of 16-under-268 for the week to lift his fifth Asian Tour title with victory at the Indonesia Open here on Sunday.

Bhullar, who had a forgettable outing at the World Cup of Golf last week, fired a bogey-free three-under 68 in the final round to compelete a brilliant wire-to-wire victory and the first win of this season. He shot scores of 64, 67, 69 and 69.

Bhullar sank all his three birdies in the final round on the back-nine -- 11th, 13th and 14th. He was solid through the week having conceded only three bogeys and a double-bogey over the last four days.

Interestingly, the 25-year-old had also won his first Asian Tour title in Indonesia back in 2009.

Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung and Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat shot identical 66s, finishing three strokes behind Bhullar in joint second at 271.

Another Indian, Jyoti Randhawa claimed fifth place at 11-under-273 while Anirban Lahiri secured tied sixth at 10-under-274 to make it three Indians in the top-6.

PGTI member Siddikur of Bangladesh finished with a four-day total of 12-under-272 to bag fourth place. Former Asia’s No 1 Randhawa fired a 69 to record his second top-5 finish on the Asian Tour in the last one month.

Leading scores (after 72 holes): 268: Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind, 64, 67, 69, 68); 271: Nicholas Fung (Mas, 66, 67, 72, 66), Chapchai Nirat (Tha, 67, 67, 71, 66); 272: Siddikur (Ban, 71, 65, 69, 67); 273: Jyoti Randhawa (Ind, 69, 70, 65, 69); 274: Antonio Lascuna (Phi, 74, 65, 67, 68), Anirban Lahiri (Ind, 71, 68, 67, 68), Thaworn Wiratchant (70, 64, 69, 71), Jazz Janewattananond (Tha, 66, 66, 68, 74.)

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