Gaganjeet Bhullar claims his third Asian Tour title
Gaganjeet Bhullar wins his third Asian Tour title at the Players Championship
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.