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Randhawa tied sixth after Rd 3 of WGC

Last Updated: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 18:40

Shanghai: Jyoti Randhawa shunned aggression for caution and carded a second successive two-under 70 for a share of the sixth spot after the penultimate round of the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament here on Saturday.

Randhawa, with a total of eight-under 208, will enter the final round six shots behind leader Phil Mickelson (67), who is chasing his fourth title of the year.

Randhawa acknowledged that he would need a special effort tomorrow to upstage Mickelson and world number one Tiger Woods (70), who is tied for the second spot at 12-under.

“It’s not easy out there. Guys are trying to get aggressive and they make a few bogeys and suddenly you’re out of the tournament,” he said.

“So I just played consistent golf, stuck to what I needed to do and made some putts,” conceded the 2002 Asian Tour number one.

After opening with a couple of pars, the Delhi-pro stumbled to a bogey on the third hole before hitting back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth.

But a dropped shot on the sixth brought him back to square one before a birdie on the ninth hole helped him make the turn one-under.

His back-nine was a subdued affair and Randhawa found a birdie on the 16th hole for the second successive day to round off a steady day.

Among other Indians, Jeev Milkha Singh also carded a 70 to rise 13 places to tied 32nd with an overall total of one-under.

Further down, C Muniyappa (78) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (76) continued to struggle and were tied for the 60th and 71st place respectively.

While Muniyappa has a total of five-over, Bhullar is 10-over overall.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 18:40
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