Posted On Monday, October 01, 2012 at 08:31:54 AM
Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar was quite literally blown away by the wind as he tumbled to a 76 to finish tied ninth from overnight fifth at the Taiwan Masters here yesterday. Bhullar, who was looking at having a shot at yet another top-five finish, ended at five-over 293.
Meanwhile, overnight leader Tsai Chi-huang (76) of Chinese Taipei won the Taiwan Masters for the second time in his career despite shooting a final round of four-over 76 on Sunday. Anirban Lahiri (76) finished tied 25th at nine-over 297 and his four rounds were 71, 75, 75 and 76 as he dropped from overnight 14th.
Tsai started the day with a six-shot lead, courtesy a 65 in the third round, and preserved his advantage as he defeated closest rival Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines, who shot a 73, by four shots with a winning total of four-under 284 at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club.
Rookie David Lipsky of the United States, who won his first Asian Tour title earlier this year, shot a 67, the best score of the day, to tie with Chan Yih-shin of Chinese Taipei (71) in third place at the USD 600,000 Asian Tour event. Tsai endured a sleepless night as he had doubts of winning the tournament.
With only a three-hour night’s rest, he struggled early in the round as he was four-over after 15 holes but gained some momentum when he sank a huge 30-foot birdie putt on 16.