Asian Tour – Bhullar 5th in Korea


Gaganjeet Bhullar has registered a win, a T-31st and a top-5 finish in his last three outings on the Asian Tour

34-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar continued his recent good run of form recovering from a lacklustre opening 72 to shoot 65-69-67 for a total of 11-under 273 and finish tied-5th at the US$ 1.5mn International Series Korea on the Asian Tour. 

Bhullar birdied 3 of his last 4 holes on Sunday to get into the top 5 and despite a 3rd round  double bogey – bogey finish ended just four strokes shy of the winner.

Two weeks earlier, Bhullar won the Asian Tour’s US$500,000 Indonesian Open, ending a four year Indian title drought. His last victory came at the Fiji International in 2018.

The tournament was won by young Taehoon OK of South Korea, who shot 68-64-69-68 (15-under 269).


Delhi’s Veer Ahlawat, who stood tied-5th with scores of 70-66 after 36 holes, slipped down the leaderboard with a third round 74, followed by a 68 in the final round to finish tied-29th at 6-under 278.

Kolkata’s S.S.P. Chawrasia who scored a hole in one on the final day shot 68-70-73-71 (2-under 282) to finish tied-51st, followed by Delhi’s Rashid Khan 70-71-72-72 (1-over 285) at tied-62nd and Dubai based Shiv Kapur 68-74-74-72 (4-over 288) at tied-68th.


 Indians who failed to make the cut which came at Even-par 142 included – 


Ajeetesh Sandhu – 72-73 (+3)

Rahil Gangjee – 73-73 (+4)

Viraj Madappa – 70-78 (+6)

Honey Baisoya – 71-77 (+6)

Chikkarangappa S – 72-77 (+7)

Jyoti Randhawa – 70-79 (+7)

The lucrative International Series on the Asian Tour features purses of US$1.5 million each and has just announced two new events in the first two weeks of November in Morocco and Egypt in which the top Indians will compete. 

Next for the Indian players on the Asian Tour comes the US$ 1mn Shinhan Donghae Open from Sep. 8-11 at Koma Country Club, Japan, a tournament which Bhullar,  who now lies 11th on the 2022 Asian Tour rankings,   won in 2016. He will be joined by Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Rashid Khan, and Chikkarangappa. 


Photo – Asian Tour

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