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Bhullar wins Indonesia Open, JeevMilkha Singh tied-second

Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won the US$300,000 BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career after closing with a four-under-par 68.

  • Bhullar, who also won the event in 2013, sealed his seventh Asian Tour victory and a second title this season with a 16-under-par 272 total at the Pondok Indah Golf Course.He returned to finish his remaining three holes on Monday morning as play was abandoned due to bad weather on Sunday.
  • Jeev Milkha Singh of India, a two-time Asian Tour number one, threatened Bhullar briefly before settling for a tied second place, his best result since 2012, after making bogey on the 17th hole to finish on 72.  Thailand’s Danthai Boonma, 67, Panuphol Pittayarat, 68, and Asian Tour rookie Johannes Veerman, 69, of the US, took a share of second alongside Singh on 275s.
  • The 28-year-old Bhullar made five birdies in seven holes on Sunday before returning to par his last three holes and clinch his second victory in two months.
  • With his win at the BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open, Bhullar is now the fifth player after Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, Frank Nobilo of New Zealand, Frankie Minoza of the Philippines and Lu Hsi-chuen of Taipei to win the event twice.

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