Gangjee tied 16th at Philippine Open golf

Manila: Despite a round of 74, Rahil Gangjee managed to move up one place to be placed tied 16th at the end of the third round of the ICTSI Philippine Open on Saturday.

Gangjee was now three-over for 54 holes as only three players were under par for the tournament, with another two on even par at a wind-swept Wack Wack Golf and Country Club`s East course.

Conditions continued to be difficult to score as the other Indians, Anirban Lahiri (73), Digvijay Singh (76) and Sujjan Singh (80) struggled.

Digvijay dropped from 25 to 36th, but Lahiri moved up from 43rd to 36 at six-over, while Sujjan, 65th overnight, was now 72nd at 14-over.

Meanwhile, Singaporean veteran Mardan Mamat rode a hot putter to hold a slender one-shot lead over a fast-charging Filipino teenager Miguel Tabuena after the third round.

Gangjee started with four pars before his first and only birdie of the day. He then dropped three birdies two in last three holes. Lahiri had two birdies and three bogeys.


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