Ahmedabad: Gaganjeet Bhullar became the first Indian to win on the Challenge Tour after triumphing by one shot at the season-opening Euro 200,000 Gujarat Kensville Challenge that concluded here on January 16.
Bhullar battled with his nerves during a closing round of 75, but his five-under par 283 was enough to see off England’s Matt Ford, who signed for a round of 70 to finish just a stroke behind.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who gave away the awards, took part in a putting duel with Bhullar for a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh. Surprisingly, the Chief Minister was the winner and promptly donated the money to his pet project Kanya Kelavani Nidhi, an NGO, which addresses the issue of girl child education in the state.