Gangjee zooms to top-10 at Nationwide golf event

Raleigh: Rahil Gangjee turned in a brilliant finish with four birdies in last four holes to zoom to the top-10 after the second round of the Rex Hospital Open Golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour here.

The Kolkata golfer, playing his rookie season in the USA moved to six-under 136 and tied 10th place. The card of five-under 66 was his best this season.

Gangjee, who is looking to settle down at the highest levels in the game, opened with a birdie but then had a string of pars till the 11th and spoilt by one bogey on eighth.

A birdie on 12th changed things and then from 15th to 18th, he went on an overdrive with four birdies for a stunning five-under 30 on the back nine.

Gangjee is four shots behind the leader, Scott Brown, the 28-year-old from South Carolina, who carded a course record-tying nine-under 62 in the first round of the same event last year.

Last year`s event saw the final round washed away.

Brown`s 132 is one better than Martin Flores (67) and Kyle Thompson, winner at this event in 2007, carded a 66 and is tied third at eight-under with Ryan Armour, runner-up last week at Melwood Prince George`s County Open.

However, Daniel Chopra, winner of the Fresh Express Classic on Nationwide Tour this season, missed the cut with rounds of 70-72 as the cut came at one-under.


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