Kunal Bhasin tied 28th in Taipei Golf

Taipei: Kunal Bhasin was blown over by the tough conditions on the back nine as he shot 75 to be placed tied 28th after the third round of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on the Asian Tour on Saturday.

Bhasin, who had two birdies and five bogeys in his round on Saturday, shot three bogeys in last seven holes and was five-over 221 to be tied 28th, two places down from overnight.

Chinese Taipei`s Chan Shih-chang held on to his lead with a two-under-par 70 in the third round.

Chan, who shared the overnight lead with Malaysia`s Khor Kheng Hwai, signed for a three-day total of seven-under-par 209 to take a two-shot lead over compatriot Lu Wen-teh (71) at the USD 300,000 full field Asian Tour event.

Mars Pucay of the Philippines added a 71 to his previous rounds of 70 and 71 to take third place, while Khor played through the pain barrier to post a 74 and secured fourth place at the Linkou International Golf Club.

Khor demonstrated great sporting resilience despite having to endure the painful effects of a leg cramp in his right leg.

Despite the strong winds blowing many players off course, Chan managed to recover with another birdie on the 13th hole before making pars on his remaining five holes to reach home in 70.

Defending champion Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shot 77 and was tied 18th.


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