India’s Shiv Kapur remained firmly in contention for a grandstand finish when he returned a four-under 66 to trail Welsh leader Stuart Manley by one stroke after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open here on Saturday.
Kapur was third overnight and moved to tied second. He along with Australia’s Wade Ormsby (66) have one victory each on the region’s premier Tour and share the second place at the storied championship after Manley signed for a 66 to take his place atop the leaderboard with a three-day total of 10-under 200 at the Hong Kong Golf Club.
Among other Indians, Jyoti Randhawa (66) and Anirban Lahiri (67) moved to tied 15th at five-under 208, while Himmat Rai (68) was tied 29th alongside SSP Chowrasia (70) at three-under 210. Sujjan Singh (73) slipped to 66th at two-over 212.
Kapur gave the crowd at the Hong Kong Golf Club a reminder of his talent when he stormed his way back to the top with a flawless 66. “Today is a day of putting yourself in position. Obviously there’s still a long way to go in this golf tournament....,” said Kapur.
Aditi, Feroz star
Bangalore girl Aditi Ashok shot an almost error-free round of three-under 69 to catapult herself to the top of the leaderboard in the Girls A & B category after the penultimate round of the Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship at the RCGC in Kolkata on Saturday.
Aditi, who was level par 144 after two rounds, thus helped India B total 294 for a four-stroke lead against Thailand A.