India's Bhullar claims Fiji golf crown

Wednesday 08th August 2018 03:03 EDT

India's Gaganjeet Bhullar held off a charging Anthony Quayle to claim his first European Tour title at the $970,000 Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways. The Indian entered the final day at Natadola Bay Golf Club with a one-shot lead but found himself trailing late in the day as Australian Quayle came home in 29 and set the target at 13 under in the clubhouse. A brilliant chip-in eagle on the 17th moved Bhullar back into the lead and he held his nerve to par the last and sign for a 66 that gave him a oneshot victory over Quayle, who finished with a brilliant 63. Bhullar’s triumph is the third Indian victory of the season after Shubhankar Sharma’s double, and 16th Indian win in European Tour history.

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