Golfer Bhullar Holds One-Shot Lead At Macao Open

Macau, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar struggled with a three-over 74 within the third and penultimate spherical as he noticed his in a single day four-shot lead decreased to at least one on the Macao Open right here on Saturday.

Bhullar, who had led from the opening spherical, marked his card with 4 birdies in opposition to two bogeys, one double-bogey and a triple-bogey to remain forward by a mere one shot on 10-under 203 complete on the Macau Golf and Nation Membership.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (Picture Supply: Google)

The 29-year-old Bhullar is chasing an eighth victory on the area’s premier Tour, in addition to a second Macao Open title and a primary win this season on the storied occasion.

“It was fairly troublesome on the market; not the spherical that I needed however there are nonetheless 18 extra holes to go. I struggled a bit in the present day. I hit the ball fairly good however inferior to I did the final two days. Total, I believe I hung in there,” he mentioned in an Asian Tour launch.

“I made a couple of large errors in the present day. I had a double-bogey on the fifth and a triple-bogey on 11. Aside from that, I gave my 100 p.c and I’m enthusiastic about tomorrow. Having the suitable mindset might be crucial for me tomorrow.”

Chinese language Taipei’s Hung Chien-yao returned with the day’s finest rating of 65 to share second place with Ajeetesh Sandhu of India, who carded a 71 to maintain up his chase for a 3rd profession victory in three weeks, on the $500,000 Asian Tour occasion.

In-form Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela signed for a 66 to remain two pictures off the lead in fourth place with Filipino ace Angelo Que, who posted a 71, on the Macao Open, which is celebrating its 19th version this week.

American Johannes Veerman and Korean Giwhan Kim shared sixth place on 208 following respective rounds of 69 and 74 whereas defending champion Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand bounced again with a 67 to lie an extra shot again in tied-eighth place.

Amongst different Indian golfers, S. Chikka was tied 19th on even-par 213 complete (69-72-72).

Chiragh Kumar, Rashid Khan and Shubhankar Sharma shared the 24th spot on one-over 214 complete.