Vastavam web: The youngest to win eight Asian Tour titles, Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is now aiming to make a run for the top spot in the regional Order of Merit.Following his title triumph in the Macao Open yesterday, Bhullar is now 12th place on the Order of Merit. With seven tournaments with a total prize purse of USD 6.65 million still on offer, he is eyeing the top position on the Order of Merit.Bhullar trails current Merit leader Gavin Green of Malaysia by slightly over USD 320,000. David Lipsky of the United States and Scott Hend of Australian remained in second and third place with earnings of USD 461,179 and USD 434,029 respectively.
The Indian duo of SSP Chawrasia (USD 340,761) and Anirban Lahiri (USD 320,150) are in fourth and fifth position followed by Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai (USD 301,852) in sixth place.When Randhawa and Atwal won their eighth Asian Tour title, they were aged 36 and 41 respectively while Hend was 42 and Prayad was 48. Thai stars Thongchai and Thaworn were 37 and 38 when they reached eight wins on the region’s premier Tour.Bhullar credited his success to hard work and a new partnership with coach Noah Montgomery.”I started working with my coach in the summer and we’ve been working really hard on my game. He changed a few technical aspects in my swing and that’s really helped me.