Nightmarish 3rd round for Chowrasia, drops to 23rd, Que leads

Canlubang (Manila): It was a nightmarish third round for SSP Chowrasia, who was unable to do anything right in blustery conditions and was blown off the course with a six-over 77 to slip from third to 23rd after the third round of the Solaire Open here today.

Chowrasia, who was six-under after two rounds is now even-par 213 after three days. Rahil Gangjee, the only other Indian to make the cut, shot even-par 71 and moved to tied 35th at two-over 215.

Filipino star Angelo Que fired a third round two-under 69 to hold a one shot lead over a persistent Miguel Tabuena. Que stayed on track for a fourth Asian Tour title despite missing a 10 footer par putt on the last to settle for nine-under-par 204 at the challenging The Country Club, where blustery conditions made life difficult.

Tabuena remained in hot pursuit for a first Asian Tour win by shooting a 70 while Wang Jeung-hun of Korea, who finished fourth at the 2013 Solaire Open, was a further shot back following a 68 at the USD 300,000 Asian Tour event.