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Bhullar Okay For Bula

Indian golfer, Gaganjeet Bhullar, who climbed to top contention for the Fiji International as it enters its fi­nal day today has become used to being called ‘bula’ around the Natadola
05 Aug 2018 09:59
Bhullar Okay For Bula
Indian golfer Gagnjeet Bhullar drives during Day 3 of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on August 4, 2018. Photo: Fiji International

Indian golfer, Gaganjeet Bhullar, who climbed to top contention for the Fiji International as it enters its fi­nal day today has become used to being called ‘bula’ around the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

The 30-year-old from Kapurthala in India, who stands at 10th on the money standing on the Asian Tour pulled off three birdies today to finish at eight under on a score of 69, compared to 70 after he first round and 69 on com­pletion of round two.

Overnight leader Ben Campbell began the day on 11 under but dropped five shots to sit at six under going in tomorrow.

Bhullar is being hotly pursued by four Australians, Jake McCleod (70), Jarryd Felton (71), Terry Pilkadaris (71) and Andrew Dodt (72) who are all on seven under.

The other big story of the day would have to be the con­fident climb up the ladder by former world number one, ‘The Big Easy’ Ernie Els.

The tall South African began the day on two under and scored three birdies to finish day three at five under and in seventh position.

He birdied the 1st, 9th and 11th, 17th an 18th on the back nine.

BAD DAY FOR LEE

Fiji’s Sam Lee was disappointed with his round today and finished on even par going into the final round.

He began the day on a good score of three under but three bogeys saw him drop back to 22nd position.

Fiji’s other professional and tournament host Vijay Singh who started off with four over and climbed to even on the board but three bogeys put him back at three over.

Lee said he had a disappointing day.

“Too many bogeys on the back nine and that was not good.

“I went through my process too quick on the 12th and three putted there and hit a bad shot on the 14th to bogey and hit a bad tee shot on the 16th.

“Had a bit of luck under one of the trees.”

Lee said he would come back much stronger today.

“If I can shoot three or four under then that should be good – will see.”

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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