Bhullar, youngest Indian to lift Asian Tour title

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Gaganjeet Bhullar
Jakarta, Jul 27: Grabbing the Asian Tour title, Gaganjeet Bhullar made his space in the pages of history as the youngest Indian to win the title on an International Golf tour. The 63,400 dollar victory also took the 20-year-old golfer into the top-10 of the Order of Merit.

Bhullar turned in a brilliant performance with a five-under 67 to win the Indonesia President Invitational 2009 on Sunday, Jul 27. The youngster who made his major debut about a week ago, totalled a 22-under 266 with rounds of 69, 68, 62 and 67.

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After winning his two stroke victory over Australia's Adam Blyth at the Damai Indah Golf – Bumi Serpong Damai course, Bhullar said, "I've been waiting for this for the past two years. I played really well today and I had a very good finish with a good score today."

Also thanking psychologist Pradeep Aggarwal for the win, he said, "The difference has come because of my approach. I am very positive in my approach."

The win which will prove to be a huge morale booster for the youngster also gives him a two-year exemption.

With this Jakarta Win, Bhullar broke the earlier record of Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur, who were both 23 when they won their first title in Asia. He is the eigth Indian to win the tour after Jeev, Gaurav Ghei, Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal, Rahil Gangjee, Shiv and S S P Chowrasia.

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