Bhullar stays in the hunt in Indonesia

Sat 30 Nov 2013

Bhullar stays in the hunt in Indonesia

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Jakarta, November 30: Gaganjeet Bhullar birdied the last for a second round four-under-par 67 to hold a one shot lead over an in-form Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand at the Indonesia Open on Saturday.
The talented Indian returned early morning to finish two holes in round two after play was suspended due to inclement weather yesterday at the Pantai Indah Kapur course at Damai Indah Golf.
Bhullar, who won his first of four Asian Tour titles in Indonesia in 2009, totalled 11-under-par 131 while Jazz birdied 17 for a 66 to stay in the hunt for his first victory on the region’s premier Tour which is celebrating its 10th season in 2013.
Nicholas Fung of Malaysia charged into contention with a 67 to share third alongside Prom Meesawat of Thailand at the US$750,000 Asian Tour event.
Thai titans Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee, who have a combined total of five Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns, were a further three shots back in tied fifth alongside Chapchai Nirat after shooting 64, 67 and 67 respectively.
Ranked sixth on the Order of Merit, Bhullar, who will take aim at his first Asian Tour win said: “This is Mother Nature and you can’t control it. I’m still playing well and my confidence is up there.”
The halfway cut at the Indonesia Open was set at two-over-par 144 with a total of 75 players making the last two round.
Scores after round 2 of the Indonesia Open 2013 being played at the par 71, 7100 Yards Damai Indah GC course (a- denotes amateur):
131 - Gaganjeet BHULLAR (IND) 64-67.
132 - Jazz JANEWATTANANOND (THA) 66-66.
133 - Prom MEESAWAT (THA) 67-66, Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 66-67.
134 - Thaworn WIRATCHANT (THA) 70-64, Thongchai JAIDEE (THA) 67-67, Chapchai NIRAT (THA) 67-67.
136 - KIM Gi-whan (KOR) 68-68, Chawalit PLAPHOL (THA) 69-67, Siddikur RAHMAN (BAN) 71-65, Rory HIE (INA) 68-68.
137 - Retief GOOSEN (RSA) 72-65, Mardan MAMAT (SIN) 68-69, Namchok TANTIPOKHAKUL (THA) 69-68.
138 - David LUTTERUS (AUS) 69-69, Panuphol PITTAYARAT (THA) 70-68, CHAN Yih-shin (TPE) 71-67, S.S.P CHOWRASIA (IND) 72-66, David LIPSKY (USA) 67-71, Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 66-72.
139 - Antonio LASCUNA (PHI) 74-65, Anirban LAHIRI (IND) 71-68, Steve LEWTON (ENG) 71-68, Sam BRAZEL (AUS) 67-72, Jyoti RANDHAWA (IND) 69-70, LU Wen-teh (TPE) 70-69, Kwanchai TANNIN (THA) 69-70, Sujjan SINGH (IND) 67-72.
Ends.