Poor outing for Indian golfers


Overnight tied second, Kapur is, however, still in the hunt for a top-five finish with a total of five-under 211, which is just five shots behind leader Craig Smith (71) of Wales. Other Indians in fray couldn’t break par either with overnight joint 13th Vikrant Chopra sliding to the tied 28th spot.

Chopra, who returned a 75, is one-under overall and shares the 28th spot with, among others, compatriot Rahil Gangjee (73). Further down, Anirban Lahiri was tied 33rd after a 75 in the penultimate round left him even-par overall.
Amandeep Johl was second from bottom after a nightmarish 81 left his three-day total at 10-over 226.

Jeev tied 15th
Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh hopped back into contention for a top-10 finish after a brilliant four-under 68 in the penultimate round gave him a share of the 15th spot in the Dubai World Championship here on Saturday.

The Chandigarh golfer, who had slipped to tied 24th earlier, is six-under 210 after three rounds at the Earth Course of Jumeirah Golf Estates here. The opening hole bogey was one of the just two blots on his card as he went on a birdie-firing spree in the front nine, picking up four between the second and ninth hole, to make the turn three-under. On his way back, Jeev picked up back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th holes before a dropped stroke on the 16th pulled him back slightly.
At the top, overnight leader Lee Westwood held on to the number one spot on the leaderboard, turning in a six-under 66 to total 15-under 201 after three rounds. Another Englishman Ross McGowan, who also shot a 66 today, took the sole second spot with a total of 13-under 203.

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