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Bhullar stares at early exit from British Open

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 20:02 IST

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Traditional Turnberry weather returned to wreck Gaganjeet Bhullar's British Open debut and the Indian risks missing the cut in golf's oldest major after a poor second round of seven-over 77 in Turnberry on Friday.

With the traditional inclement weather returning to the Ailsa Course, many a golfer found their campaign in complete disarray and Bhullar's early morning start proved a handicap for the Kapurthala pro, who totalled eight-over 148.

With morning rain bringing down the mercury and strong, swirling wind making life miserable for the golfers, Bhullar birdied the second hole to start on a positive note. But soon the famous winds of Turnberry began to bare its teeth and the Indian began to struggle.

Lone Indian in the fray after injured Jeev Milkha Singh pulled out of the event, Bhullar failed to find any rhythm on any part of the Ailsa links after that birdie.

He reached the turn in 38 after registering a double bogey on the fifth and bogeys on the seventh and eighth. His card on the back-nine was also marred with another double bogey on the 13th and bogeys on the 14th and 18th.