Bhullar wins Indonesia Open as Siddikur finishes 34th
India's Gaganjeet Bhullar claimed the US$500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open on Tuesday at Pondok Indah Golf Course to make history by becoming the first player to win the tournament on three occasions.
He produced one of the finest rounds of his career to return a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 for a tournament total of 20 under, and a two-shot victory over England's Steve Lewton, who carded a 64, and India's Rashid Khan, in with a 68.
Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman finished tied for 34th with an aggregate of seven-under-par (281). The 37-year-old golfer returned card of 70, 70, 71 and 70 in the four rounds to earn a paycheque of 3600 dollars.
Rashid Khan had started the day in front with Thailand's Atiruj Winaicharoenchai but Bhullar was unstoppable and a man on a mission, making three birdies on the front, and four on the back – which included three on the trot from the 13th.
Bhullar showed no sign of Sunday nerves and put on a putting masterclass, holing brilliant birdie putts and crucial par saves, to record his 10th win on the Asian Tour and first since 2018. He has also won more titles on Tour than any other player from his country.
"I played like a champion tee to green and gave myself so many birdie opportunities," said the 34-year-old Indian, who won this event in 2013 and 2016, with the latter win here at Pondok Indah.
"I was riding high on confidence, hit the ball really good. It is a great week, I had a lot of positive memories having won this tournament two times previous, that was definitely on my subconscious mind. The goal was just to go out there and give my 100 percent."