Bhullar to participate in inaugural Singapore Classic

India`s Gaganjeet Bhullar will tee up alongside Asia`s number one golfer Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand at the inaugural Handa Singapore Classic next month.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010, 12:22 PM IST

Singapore: India`s Gaganjeet Bhullar will
tee up alongside Asia`s number one golfer Thongchai Jaidee of
Thailand at the inaugural Handa Singapore Classic next month.

Siddikur Rehman, who made history by becoming the first
Bangladeshi player to win a title on the Asian Tour at the
Brunei Open, will also make his way to the island republic
where a star-studded field is expected to challenge for top
honours at the full field Asian Tour event.

The USD 400,000 Handa Singapore Classic is one of the
four new events on the Asian Tour Schedule this season and
will take place at the highly-rated Orchid Country Club from
September 9-12.

Bhullar who reinforced his growing reputation as one of
Asia`s brightest prospects when he produced a brilliant
final-day course record of 64 to win his second Asian Tour
title in Bangkok at the start of the year is also expected to
be among the contenders at the inaugural event.

The promising 22-year-old Indian has been touted as one
of the stars of the future and he will be eager to cement his
status with another commanding performance.

Meanwhile Thongchai, whose success across the region
includes triumphs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea,
Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar is hoping to add Singapore onto
his list of conquests.

The 40-year-old Thai has become one of Asia`s living
legends with his rapid success across the region and abroad.
He is the first man to win three Order of Merit crowns and
also holds the most number of victories on the Asian Tour with
12 titles.

PTI