Inclement weather spoils play on day two


With weather playing spoilsport for the third day in succession, none of the 70 players who made the cut had finished their rounds when play was called off at 5.35 pm on Saturday in the US $5 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tours.
Gaganjeet Bhullar, who started the third round in tied 13th place, had played 10 holes to slip to 20th and was three-under for the tournament.

Jyoti Randhawa, the only other Indian to make the cut, seemed to be going fine till he had a double bogey on the fifth, his last hole before the stoppage. From one-under for two rounds, he had slipped to even-par for 50 holes.

Bhullar was three-under through 46 holes and was five behind leaders Thomas Levet, Kodai Ichihara and Ian Poulter, all of whom were at eight-under after eight, seven and six holes respectively in the third round.
The other four Indians -- Shiv Kapur, SSP Chowrasia, Digvijay Singh and C Muniyappa -- missed the cut and Gaurav Ghei withdrew with one hole to play in the second round.

Rashid on song
At Shenzen, Rashid Khan again showcased his immense potential with a terrific rally on the back nine to keep himself in line for a good finish at the inaugural Asian Amateur Championships.

Koreans Han Chang-won (66, 69, 71) and Eric Chun (74, 68, 66) led at 10-under.
Abhishek Jha moved up five places to tied 40th with a 73.
The only other Indian to make the cut, Vikram Rana, added a third-round 75 for eight-over 224 and 53rd place.

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