Bhullar tied 4th after Rd3 of Singapore Classic

Updated: Sep 11, 2010, 17:16 PM IST

Singapore: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar
remained in the hunt for a strong finish although he slipped a
couple of rungs to tied fourth after returning a modest
two-under 70 in the third and penultimate round of the USD
400,000 Handa Singapore Classic here on Saturday.

Bhullar, a two-time Asian Tour champion, has a total of
14-under 202 and is six strokes behind leader Peter Karmis
(70) of South Africa.

The Punjab-golfer rued poor iron play as he closed with
three birdies against one bogey today.

"To be honest I didn`t hit the ball that close. I didn`t
hit many balls on the green in regulation and the balls which
I hit close wasn`t birdie opportunities," he said.

"I could have been much better but I guess Peter has
played well again. He deserves to be there and hopefully
tomorrow I can scramble up the leader board," added Bhullar.

SSP Chowrasia was the nest best-placed Indian tied 12th
after 71 in the third round took his overall score to 12-under
204.

Himmat Rai (69) was tied 36th with a total of nine-under
207, while a stroke a adrift was Anirban Lahiri (73) at the
tied 45th spot.

C Muniyappa signed a disappointing card of 74 to share
the 56th position with a total of six-under 210. Vikrant
Chopra (72) lay further down at tied 64th with four-under 212.

PTI