Gaganjeet Bhullar wins 2016 Indonesia Open

Nov 23, 2016 11:01 IST

Gaganjeet Bhullar on 21 November 2016 won the Bank BRI-JCB Indonesia Open. He emerged victorious in the 300000 US dollar tournament for the second time in his career after closing with a four-under-par 68.

The golfer sealed his seventh Asian Tour victory with a 16-under-par 272 total at the Pondok Indah Golf Course at Jakarta, Indonesia.

India’s Jeev Milkha Singh settled for tied 2nd position after making bogey on the 17th hole to finish on 72.

Thailand's Danthai Boonma and Panuphol Pittayarat, and Tour rookie Johannes Veerman of the United States also settled for the 2nd position alongside Singh.

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About Gaganjeet Bhullar

Gaganjeet Singh Bhullar is an Indian professional golfer who plays on the Asian Tour.

He was India's number one amateur in 2004 and 2006 and was part of the Indian team that won the silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games.

He turned professional in 2006.

In October 2016, he won the 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open in South Korea.

He was awarded Arjuna Award in 2013.

About Indonesia Open

The Indonesia Open is a premier golf tournament.

It is traditionally played in the capital, Jakarta.

From 2005 to 2009, the tournament was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour.

In 2012, it was co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour and the Japan Golf Tour for the first time as part of a three-year deal.

In 2013, it returned to the Asian Tour and moved from March to late November/early December, in which Bhullar won the title.

In 2015, the tournament was not held.

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington had won the title in 2014.

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