Current Affairs: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar tied second at the $300,000 Philippine Open as he shot five-under 67 at the Luisita Golf and Country Club.
The Philippine Open is one of the world’s longest running men’s golf tournaments. First held in 1913, it is also Asia’s oldest golf tournament and Asia’s oldest national golf open. The most distinguished golfer who has won the tournament is five times British Open champion Peter Thomson of Australia.
Bhullar, a five-time winner on the Asian Tour, carded six birdies (second, fifth, eighth, ninth, 12th and 16th holes) against one bogey on the first hole without playing a practice round and hitting a single golf shot in the last two days.
He along with home favourite Miguel Tabuena, Chinnarat Phadungsil of Thailand and Korean rising star Jeunghun Wang trail leader Lindsay Renolds of Canada by a stroke.
Other Indian players, Shubhankar Sharma and Khalin Joshi were tied 11th and joint 18th after scoring 69 and 70 respectively.
Himmat Rai was tied 38th following a 72, while S. Chikka finished the 18 holes in the 81st place after getting two-over 74.