Randhawa rises to tied 10th after Rd3 of Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa rode on a
blemishfree back-nine to card three-under 67 and leap to the
tied 10th spot after the penultimate round of the UBS Hong
Kong Open here today.

Randhawa picked up five birdies against a couple of
bogeys to total eight-under 202 after three rounds and be the
highest-placed Indian on the leaderboard.

Among other Indians in fray, Rahil Gangjee rose 10 places
to tied 33rd after carding a two-under 68 to be five-under
overall. He managed three birdies and a bogey.

Overnight tied 12th, SSP Chowrasia had a disappointing
day as he turned in a three-over 73 to slip to the tied 46th
spot. The Kolkata pro, who dropped three bogeys and double
bogey against two birdies, had a total of three-under 207.

Further down, Shiv Kapur also signed an over-par card --
a two-over 72 -- to slide 16 places to tied 50th with a total
of two-under 208. Jeev Milkha Singh, who reurned an eventful
70 today, was also tied for the 50th position.

Jeev mixed three birdies, all of which came in the front
nine, with an equal number of bogeys.

Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri, Gaurav Ghei, Digvijay
Singh and C Muniyappa missed the cut, which came at one-under.

France`s Gregory Bourdy posted the day`s lowest score of
63 to move into the final round with a two-shot cushion.

The two-time European Tour winner`s three-day total of
16-under 194 puts him atop the leaderboard, while Robert-Jan
Derksen (65) of the Netherlands to lie second on 196.

Bureau Report