Gangjee cards day's best to rise to tenth

Gangjee cards day's best to rise to tenth

Indian trails joint leaders by four strokes after third round

Gangjee cards day's best to rise to tenth

Rahil Gangjee

At the top, Kiradech Aphibranrat (68) and Rhys Davies (71) shared the lead at 11-under 205. Gangjee’s two-day total stood at seven-under 209 after he struck seven birdies and an eagle against a bogey and a double bogey. He was in blistering form in the first half as he struck back-to-back birdies followed by an eagle on the par-five fifth hole.

A couple of more birdies on the seventh and eighth hole left him six-under at the turn. After making the turn, he gained a stroke on the 10th and 12th to make it eight-under. It was an eventful end to the day’s proceedings for Gangjee as he stumbled to a bogey on the 16th, found a birdie on the 17th before signing off rather disappointingly with a double bogey on the 18th.

Among other Indians, Gaganjeet Bhullar (70) and Kolkata-pro S S P Chowrasia (72) were the next best-placed at tied 25th with totals of three-under 213.

Arjun Atwal had a horrendous day, carding a three-over 75 to slip to tied 44th with a total of even-par 216. C Muniyappa was further down at tied 56th after carding a second successive 72 that left his overall total at one-over 217. Digvijay Singh was the lowest-placed Indian at tied 68th after returning a 75 to total three-over 219.

Jeev climbs to 29th
At Palm Beach Garden in Florida, a flawless front-nine helped Jeev Milkha Singh turn in a one-under 69 and rise 14 places to tied 29th after the second round of the $5.6 million Honda Classic golf tournament.

Jeev has a two-day total of even par-140. After parring the first couple of holes, Jeev struck a birdie on the third and gained two more shots on the fifth and seventh to make the turn at three-under.

At the top, Columbian Camilo Villegas (66) and American Anthony Kim (64) shared the lead with totals of eight-under 132.
Fijian Vijay Singh (66) followed them a stroke adrift at the lone third spot.