In­dia’s Bhullar is back

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

IN­DIA’S Ga­gan­jeet Bhullar stormed back from a five-stroke deficit to win the Korea Open yes­ter­day, end­ing an Asian Tour drought af­ter sus­tain­ing a se­ri­ous wrist in­jury two years ago.

The 28-year-old fired an im­pres­sive 67 for a four-day to­tal of 269 at the Bears Best Cheongna Golf Club, win­ning the 216 mil­lion won (US$196,000) cash prize.

The five-time Asian Tour cham­pion has set his sights on re­gain­ing his for­mer glory af­ter suf­fer­ing a wrist in­jury in Oc­to­ber 2014 that re­quired surgery.

“That was prob­a­bly one of the worst times of my ca­reer so far,” Bhullar said.

“I worked re­ally hard to over­come all th­ese dif­fi­cul­ties and I am glad and am proud of my­self,” he said af­ter fin­ish­ing the fi­nal round.

Bhullar scored seven birdies on holes two, six, seven, 10, 12, 13 and 14 to se­cure his vic­tory.

Mean­while, Myan­mar’s only con­tes­tant Zaw Moe failed to make the cut, flam­ing out af­ter a dis­as­trous seven-over sec­ond round. He fin­ished in a tie for 120th place.

In other ac­tion Zim­bab­wean pro and Asian Tour rookie Scott Vin­cent came in sec­ond with 69 and a to­tal of 270 in a tie with South Korea’s Kim Tae-Woo.

Thai­land’s Thi­ti­phun Chuayprakong blew his two-stroke lead head­ing into the fi­nal round and fin­ished with a dis­ap­point­ing 75 to end the tour­na­ment with a to­tal of 272, af­ter top­ping the leader board for two straight days.

Photo: Face­book/Pro­fes­sional Golf Tour of In­dia

Af­ter a two-year drought, Ga­gang­jeet Bhullar made a stun­ning come-frombe­hind vic­tory yes­ter­day at the Korea Open.

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