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Consistent Bhullar finishes T-8 for sixth Top-10 in eighth starts

Press Trust of India  |  Incheon 

did not quite challenge for the title this weekend, but still ensured a sixth Top-10 finish in last eight starts as he signed off T-8th at the 34th here on Sunday.

Bhullar, who now has eight Top-10s including one win and two second places this season, shot his second successive three-under 68 and finished at 11-under 273 for the week at Bear's Best Cheongna Club.

(67) finished T-15 for his best result on the this season, though he did have a T-2 in the ADT event at Louis Philippe Cup.

Khalin Joshi (73) and Shiv Kapur (76) finished T-56th and T-62nd at the approximately USD 1,000,000 tournament.

Bhullar opened with two birdies before he dropped a bogey. He picked a birdie on sixth but gave that back on eighth. Two birdies on 11th and 15th saw him finish at 68.

Korea's stamped his authority as he shot a magnificent eight-under-par 63 to complete a wire-to-wire victory.

It was 35-year-old Park's second Park was also victorious at the Maekyung Open earlier this year.

Park started the final round with a slim one-shot lead, but he pulled away from the rest of the field after scoring six birdies on his front nine.

Even with a five-shot lead at the turn, Park continued to dictate proceedings as he marked another two birdies on his scorecard before signing for 22-under-par 262 total.

The Korean set a new tournament record for the lowest winning gross score. Jiman Kang and Bhullar, champions in 2006 and 2016 respectively, jointly held the previous record of 269.

Park also beat the record for lowest winning to-par score of 19-under-par, set by Kang.

Zimbabwe's posted his eighth top-10 finish on the this season after a carding a 66 to land in lone second place.

Nick Voke, playing on a sponsor's invitation, traded eight birdies against two bogeys en route to a 65 to finish commendably in third place.

Park is the third after American and South Africa's to win two times on this season.

Park is second on Habitat for Humanity Standings behind India's Shubhankar Sharma.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 19:15 IST
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