Seoul, Oct 6 (IANS) Gaganjeet Bhullar, the lone Indian golfer to make the cut at the Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open has shot a final round of one-over 72 to finish tied 43rd.October 6th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
The young Indian, who is trying to finish in top-60 of the Order of Merit to ensure a full card for 2009, shot rounds of 73, 71, 73 and 72 to total five-over 289 Sunday. He earned $4,384 for his efforts.Bhullar moved three spots up in the Order of Merit to 66th from his previous 69th place.
Local star Bae Sang-moon enjoyed a memorable home triumph. The Asian Tour hotshot fired a final round of two-under-par 69 for a winning total of 11-under-par 273 to hold off Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter of England who shot a 70 to claim second place in the $1 million event.
As a result of his success, Bae walked away with the top prize of $240,384 and rises to fifth place on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit.
American Anthony Kim was even-par for the day to finish in a tie for third place alongside overnight leader Kim Wi-joong, who produced a 72 at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club.
Former winner Kim Dae-sub shot a 72 for lone fifth place while Korea’s Lee In-woo nailed a lowly 65 to finish in joint sixth spot together with compatriot Kim Hyung-tae and Australia’s Jason King, who carded a 70 and 69 respectively.
This was Bae’s second win after the SK Telecom Open last year.