Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar on Sunday claimed his maiden European Tour title with a brilliant chip-in eagle on the 17th hole for a one-stroke win over a charging Anthony Quayle of Australia at the Fiji International at Natadola Bay.
Going into the final round, Bhullar withstood intense pressure as he holed a monstrous chip from outside the green for an eagle-three at the 17th to head into the last hole with a one-shot advantage over Quayle.
He parred the last hole 66 for a four-day total of 14-under 274, which earned him a win over Quayle, the latter breaking the course record with a nine-under 63 at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. It was Bhullar’s first win on the European Tour, ninth Asian Tour title and 10th crown overall. He now becomes the most successful Indian player on the Asian Tour, overtaking the tally of eight tour wins by Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa.
He is the first Indian to win on the Australasia Tour and also became the fifth from the country to win on European Tour after Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh (4), s. s. p. chaurasia (4) and Anirban Lahiri (2).
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