Gangjee, Bhullar off to great starts in Asian Tour International

February 5th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Feb 5 (IANS) India’s Rahil Gangjee got off to a stunning start with a flawless six-under 65 that put him in tied second place in the early stages of the first round of the Asian Tour International which kicked off the 2009 season for the Asian Tour golf.Also making a strong beginning was Gaganjeet Bhullar with a five-under 67 at the Suwan Golf and Country Club.

Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan was the early leader at seven-under 65, while Gangjee was tied with Unho Park (66). All three - Hiratsuka, Gangjee and Park - were bogeyfree for their rounds.

Gangjee, who missed the Tour card last season, shot six birdies, two on the front nine and four on the back nine, as he finished the round early in the morning in excellent conditions for golf.

“It felt nice to bring in a lot of birdies,” said Gangjee, who is determined to get off to a good start and avoid pressure at the end of the season. “The ball striking was good and I hope to keep the feel going.”

Another Indian to get off to a good start was young Gaganjeet Bhullar, who grabbed the last available Tour card last season. He shot five-under 66, which included seven birdies and two bogeys. He had four birdies on the front nine and three more on back nine. He also dropped a shot each on ninth and 18th.

Gaurav Ghei ended the first day at two-under 69 and Digvijay Singh shot even par 71.

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