Himmat Rai returned an eventful one-under 71 for a share of the 37th spot but a poor back-nine put Anirban Lahiri`s chances of making the cut in danger after the opening round of the Jhonnie Walker Cambodian Open golf tournament.
Himmat Rai may have
missed his maiden Asian Tour title but his third
place finish in Johor Open was enough to impress
Korean stalwart and eventual winner KJ Choi, who predicted a
bright future for the 22-year-old Indian.
Himmat Rai`s dream
run in the Iskandar Johor Open did not culminate in his maiden
Asian Tour title and the 22-year-old Indian golfer finished
tied third to pocket a cool USD 55,150 -- biggest cheque of his
Himmat Rai can well
become the next Indian to win an Asian Tour title after the
22-year-old golfer mastered the course and inclement weather
to soar to the top of the leaderboard in the Iskandar Johor
Open here today.
Himmat Rai was the lone Indian to avoid an over-par card, turning in a 72 for a share of the 35th spot along side C Muniyappa (77) after the second round of the Mercuries Taiwan Masters golf tournament.