Rising golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar began his new year with a bang, lifting the season-opening Asian Tour International with a sensational final round of eight-under 64 in Bangkok on Sunday.
After three successive rounds of 71, the 21-year-old Kapurthala pro blasted a magnificent 64 at the Suwan Golf and Country Club to aggregate 11-under 277 and pip Hwang Inn-choon's (69) late charge by a shot.
This was Bhullar's second Asian Tour title, following his breakthrough win in last year's Indonesian President Invitational tournament.
It was a flawless display by the strapping youngster who parred the opening hole before an eagle flew off his club on the par-five second hole.
That set the tone for a sparkling round and the Indian maintained the tempo.
Two par shots later, he reeled off a birdie hat-trick and nailed a birdie on the ninth hole as well to lie six-under at the turn.
On his way back, Bhullar birdied the 15th and 18th as well, while ensuring it was a bogey-free round to come out on top.