Bhullar wins Macao Open

Indo Asian News Service

Macau, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar lifted the Macao Open trophy for the second time in his career after closing with a three-under-par 68 to complete a stunning wire-to-wire victory on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Bhullar fired seven birdies against two bogeys and a double-bogey to win by three shots with a 13-under-par 271 total for his eighth Asian Tour victory at the Macau Golf and Country Club.

Bhullar took home the winner's prize purse of $90,000 and became only the third player after Australian Scott Hend (2013, 2015) and Zhang Lian-wei of China (2001, 2002) to win the event twice since the tournament was inaugurated in 1998.

Filipino ace Angelo Que battled to a 69 to share second place with Ajeetesh Sandhu of India, who posted a 70, at the $500,000 Asian Tour event. Chinese Taipei's Hung Chien-yao took fourth place following a 72 for a 276 total.

India's Rashid Khan returned with the day's lowest round of 64 to grab a share of fifth place on a 278 total alongside American Johannes Veerman, who closed with a 70 in the Macau showpiece.

China's Lin Yuxin, the only amateur to make the halfway cut, produced the shot of the day when his five-iron from 240 yards found the bottom of the cup for a magical albatross on the par-five 18th hole.

--IANS

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