Riding high after last week's win in the Indonesia President Invitational, Gaganjeet Bhullar shot a brilliant seven-under 64 to zoom to tied third and within two shots of the leader, veteran Thai Boonchu Ruangkit, at the Brunei Open on Saturday.
The 21-year-old is now 11-under 202, while Ruangkit, 53, is 13-under 200. In between in second place is Filipino Jay Bayron (67). This season Bhullar has four top-10s on the Asian Tour, including a win and one second place. “The thing is to keep everything simple and one thing that has worked for me is to keep my mind relaxed,” said Bhullar, who shares the third place with Australia's Scott Barr and Korea's Ted Oh.
Meanwhile, another Indian setting the course ablaze was Chinnaswamy Muniyappa, whose stunning nine-under 62 set a new course record. Muniyappa, who had rounds of 69 and 72, landed six birdies on the front nine and another three on the back nine, as he played a bogey-free round. Muniyappa is now tied sixth and just three shots off the lead.