Monday September 17, 2012
Wary Bhullar takes lead in Taiwan
TAIPEI: India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar had two closing birdies to thank for giving him the second-round lead when play finally resumed at the weather-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship yesterday.
The 24-year-old Indian battled to a three-under 69 to take a slender advantage over 14-time Asian Tour winner Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand.
Bhullar has compiled a two-day total of nine-under 135 at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club in Taipei.
Thaworn took second place when he signed for the round’s lowest score of 66 to pile the pressure on Bhullar, while Berry Henson and Jason Knutzon of the United States returned with a 68 and 71 respectively to share third.
Starting the day in equal second, Bhullar got off to a commanding start with an opening birdie, followed by an eagle on the fifth hole. He dropped a shot on the seventh before reaching the turn with a three-shot lead over the chasing pack. — AFP