Gaganjeet Bhullar fought his way to his third Asian Tour title by closing with three-under-par 69 at the weather-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship yesterday.
Bhullar had to fend off the challenges of American Jason Knutzon and 14-time Asian Tour winner Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand to win the $500,000 event with his three-day total of 12-under-par 204 at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club.
Knutzon enjoyed his best result of the season with his tied-second finish alongside Thaworn, whose hopes of securing a back-to-back victory effectively ended when he was left to mull a one-shot penalty incurred because of slow play.
“I told myself that I’ve got to win this tournament no matter what happens. I played really well on the par-fives all week,” said Bhullar.
“This whole week I was totally focused and I was in the zone.”
Bhullar held a single shot lead heading into the final round and quickly extended his advantage to two with an opening birdie on the first hole.