Randhawa in tied seventh spot

However, Anirban Lahiri, who was tied eighth on Friday, slipped down to 15th position after the third round at the Santiburi Samui Country Club.

The 39-year-old Randhawa, who has struggled with his form for the last year or so, seemed to have found some of the rhythm that once made him Asian Tour No. 1. He has eight wins on the Asian Tour but he last won in 2009.

While Randhawa was the best of the four Indians who made the cut, Lahiri (73) was 15th, Himmat Rai (75) was 30th and Digvijay Singh (75) was 50th. Meanwhile, Thailand’s Chawalit Plaphol put himself in prime position to end a five-year title drought after grabbing the third round lead.

Gangjee misses cut

India’s Rahil Gangjee missed the halfway cut with rounds of 73 and 74 in the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open tournament in Wichita, US. Gangjee, who was well placed at two-under after 12 holes in the first round when play was stopped early, slid when play resumed the next day. He ended the first day at 73 as he found two bogeys and a double in the space of three holes.

But in the second round, the Indian began disastrously with two double bogeys and two bogeys to be six-over after 10 holes. Therafter, he found three birdies on 11th, 14th and 15th but it was too late.

Roger Tambellini shot a second-round 65 and was 12-under 130 after 36 holes, one shot better than three of the 2011 Nationwide Tour’s best players —Australia’s Matthew Goggin (65), Troy Kelly (64) and Kyle Thompson (64).

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