New Delhi: Gaganjeet Bhullar celebrated his eighth Asia Tour title win on Sunday as he lifted the crown at the Macao Open in Macau. It was a comfortable win for the Indian golf star who won the tournament by three shots. This is the second time that Bhullar has won the Macao Open. The first win was five years back in 2012. While Bhullar registered a three-under- 68 on the final day, his tournament total was 13-under-271.
Among other Indians in fray, Ajeetesh Sandhu (66-67-71- 70), fresh from his twin triumphs in Taiwan and Japan over the last two weeks, delivered a last round of one-under-70 to grab a share of second place at 10-under-274 and make it two Indians in the top-3.
Sandhu shared the runner-up spot with Angelo Que (69) of the Philippines. Bhullar, the overnight leader by one shot, put behind the disappointment of an ordinary third round effort of three- over-74 as he bounced back in round four with seven birdies at the cost of two bogeys and a double-bogey.
Bhullar started the day with a bogey to concede his outright lead and slip into the joint lead along with compatriot Sandhu. But he then rallied with six birdies over the next 12 holes to build a healthy five-shot lead to all but run away with the title. (With PTI inputs)