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Bhullar ends tied 10th

Kuala Lumpur: India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar strengthened his credentials as one of the rising stars of Asian golf as he logged a top-10 finish at the $ 6.1 million CIMB Classic here on Sunday.

Closing the week with a bogey-free four-under 67, Bhullar finished at 15-under 269 in tied 10th place.

India’s other man in the field, Anirban Lahiri suffered a double bogey on the 16th in his 69 that saw him finish at 10-under in tied 26th place. The best Asian Tour finisher was Jbe Kruger (68) in the eighth place.

American Nick Watney fired a course-record 10-under-par 61 to overhaul compatriot Bo Van Pelt and win the Classic on Sunday after a brave run by Tiger Woods again fell short on the back nine.

Watney started the day four back of overnight leaders Bo Van Pelt (66) and Robert Garrigus (66) but, after flirting with golf’s magical number 59, ended one ahead on 22-under 262 to win the Asian and PGA Tour co-sanctioned event in Malaysia. Woods hauled himself into contention with an eight-under 63 but had to settle for a three-way tie for fourth place.