Jakarta, Gatra.com – Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar continues to make an impact at the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Tunas Niaga Energi 2023 at Royale Jakarta Golf Club. At the end of the second round on Friday (11/17), Bhullar widened the gap with his competitors after obtaining a score of 67 (4 under par). Thanks to these results, the 35-year-old golfer’s position was strengthened at the top of the tournament rankings with a total prize money of 1.5 million US dollars with a lead of 3 shots.
Starting the second round from tee 1, Bhullar looked confident. Four birdies could be scored until hole 8. However, on hole 9, Bhullar stumbled and was forced to make bogey. Over nine holes, Bhullar made two birdies on holes 12 and 16. Once again, bogey on the 17th hole, reducing his score below par. A score of 4 under par closed out 36 holes of play.
“Today I played well. “I tried my best to get a lot of good opportunities, I only made two unnecessary mistakes and I think that was enough,” said the golfer from Amritsar, India.
Bhullar said, capacity discs being one of the factors that left him at 12 under par after those two rounds. “In the last two rounds, I think there were only two misses (failure to land the ball). aisles. More and more aisles as you can play, you give yourself more opportunities to get closer to the flag (hole marker). This is what I did yesterday and today,” Bhullar said.
“The goal is to stay in the present moment. Stay focused and keep working hard. Keep doing what I’m trying to do,” Bhullar added.
Bhullar leads by three strokes over Canadian Richard T. Lee and by four strokes over 2018 US Masters major champion Patrick Reed (USA). The second round of the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Tunas Niaga Energi 2023 saw 72 golfers qualify for the final 2 rounds (November 18 and 19). The cutting limit is set at a total score of 140 (2 under par).
2 Indonesian golfers qualify Cut
Of the 72 golfers selected, Indonesia continues its tradition by placing its two best golfers in the last 2 rounds. Jonathan Wijono initially qualified smoothly for the third round of the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Tunas Niaga Energi 2023. When the cut limit was set at 2 under par (140), Jowi – Jonathan’s nickname – managed to finish 36 holes at 5 under par after finishing the second round with a score of 69 (2 under par).
Starting the second round from the 10th tee, Jowi managed to close out the first nine holes (top nine) with two birdies to temporarily collect a total of 5 under par. Unfortunately, at hole 10, double bogey Jowi must make it happen. However, he managed to recover and complete the second nine holes (return new) with two additional birdies.
Jowi said that although the result was 2 under (2 under par), he felt he played well. “DepartureHis (shot from the tee) is better than yesterday. There was only one accident at hole 1 (hole 10 for Jowi’s game). But do not panic. Because I always think even by. Above all “Today everything is good,” said Jowi, in the second round of the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Tunas Niaga Energi 2023.
A score of 69 in the second round finally allowed Jowi, who collected a total score of 137, to advance to the third round for the first time in 4 times at Indonesia’s biggest professional tournament. He ranks T21 and is only 2 shots behind the Top 5 golfers.
“What we can be sure of is amazing (can pass cut). Can’t-describe. But for now, I’m just focusing on the game. Even if the goal is, as it was instilled in him mindset “I’m going there (getting into the top 4), I just want to concentrate on each shot, not on the target,” added the 22-year-old golfer.
After Jowi, Kevin C. Akbar also followed the success of his former teammate in the Indonesian national team during his amateur years by making the cut. Starting the second round of play with a score of 2 over par (73), it was Kevin who always applied vacation state of mindIn each match, he performed brilliantly posting a score of 67 (4 under par).
Collecting a total score of 2 under par, the 25-year-old golfer repeated his success in the next round of the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Tunas Niaga Energi last year.
“Today (11/17) he played pretty well with his shots, Drivers there are also a lot of straight ones. We can just say that the game is not that good.appreciate yesterday even if today the score was better. For what? Because that’s when to startsound (9 hole first) pretty good, birdie-birdie-by-by-birdie3-under, so I’m starting to think I can make it cut here,” Kevin said.
“But in the end I told myself that our goal is to play this week appreciate just. Holiday spirit as per usual. “So that sentence allowed me to calm down and focus again,” Kevin said.
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