Oct 24, 2017: India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar will be aiming to continue his winning run as he seeks back-to-back titles and a successful title defence at the Indonesia Open which starts on Thursday.
Coming off the back of an eight Asian Tour victory in Macao, Bhullar will be riding high on confidence when he takes on the talented 140-man field gathered for the US$300,000 full-field event at the Pondok Indah Golf Course.
Bhullar will headline the Indonesia Open with young Thai Jazz Janewattananond, highest-ranked player in the field, as well as former Order of Merit champions Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa of India and Thai veteran Thaworn Wiratchant.
American Johannes Veerman aims to maintain his rich vein of form as he continues his chase for a maiden Asian Tour title. The 25-year-old Texan is also looking to go one better at the Indonesia Open, where he came in tied-second last year.
Indonesia’s number one Rory Hie will spearhead the local charge alongside George Gandranata, Danny Masrin, Ian Andrew and Benita Y. Kasiadi, whose father remains as the only Indonesian player to win the National Open in 1989.
Also in the fray are one-time Asian Tour winners Danthai Boonma and Pavit Tangkamolprasert, who have enjoyed top-10 finishes in the last edition, in-form Ajeetesh Sandhu of India, Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines and Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei.
The storied Indonesia Open will be backed by Indonesian state-owned enterprises company, namely Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Mandiri, Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and Telkom Indonesia.