Atwal slips to tied third spot

Atwal slips to tied third spot

After dropping just one bogey in 36 holes, Arjun Atwal gave away no less than three in the third round to slip to tied third position from top at the McGladrey Classic golf tournament here.

He carded one-under 69.
Atwal, who needs to win or finish second to get back his PGA Tour card for 2013, is now 11-under and two shots behind joint leaders, Jim Furyk and Davis Love III. Atwal shot 67 and 63 in the first two rounds.

Smriti falters

Four dropped shots on the last four holes saw Smriti Mehra drop from tied second to tied eighth at the end of the $200,000 Enjoy Jakarta Ladies Indonesia Open.

Smriti, who led at the end of the first day, dropped to second after second round and finally finished tied eighth after a third round of 76 on Saturday.

Diminutive Thai golfer Patcharachuta Kongkapan, who was tied with Smriti after second round, cruised to a three-shot victory with a four-under-par 68.