Indian golfer Gangjee slips to tied 20th at Iskandar Johor Open

Updated: 16 October 2010 10:44 IST

Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee turned in an erratic level-par 72 to slip three places to tied 20th after the penultimate round of the USD 1.25 million Iskandar Joh

Indian golfer Gangjee slips to tied 20th at Iskandar Johor Open
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia :

Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee turned in an erratic level-par 72 to slip three places to tied 20th after the penultimate round of the USD 1.25 million Iskandar Johor Open on Saturday.

The Kolkata-golfer fired five birdies but stumbled to an equal number of bogeys to total five-under 211.

Digvijay Singh carded a one-over 73 to lie tied 31st with a total of three-under 213.

A shot behind is the duo of Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar, who turned in two-under 70 and one-over 73 respectively at the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club.

Birdies and bogeys flew in equal measure from Gangjee's club as he missed a stroke on the first hole, gained one at fourth before a bogey-birdie patch on the next two holes to make the turn at level-par.

His resumption journey was no different as he dropped two shots on the 11th and 12th but made amends on the 13th and 16th hole before a bogey-birdie finish brought him back to square one.

At the top, Padraig Harrington of Ireland raced to a commanding five-shot lead despite playing with a neck injury after carding a four-under 68.

Harrington's three-day total of 17-under 199 put him well clear of Chinese Taipei's Lin Wen-tang, who needed two late birdies for an even-par 72 in the Asian Tour event.

Singaporean Mardan Mamat fired a 70 for the third place.

Topics : Golf
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