Indians slip in third round at China Open golf

April 19th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin  


Beijing, April 19 (IANS) It was a dismal day for the Indians as Gaganjeet Bhullar, Gaurav Ghei and S.S.P. Chowrasia slipped in round three of the Volvo China Open golf championship at the Beijing CBD International Golf Club here Saturday. Bhullar (one over 217) who shot 73 for 217 over three days, was the best Indian performer at tied 29th, trailing the leader Damien McGrane of Ireland by twelve strokes.

The 19-year-old (69, 75, 73), who was tied 23rd overnight, had a steady front nine making eight pars and a birdie on the second. His back nine started well with birdies on the 10th and 11th.

However, this was followed by a slump as he dropped bogeys on the 12th, 15th and 17th and a double bogey on the 14th. Bhullar then managed to close his round with a birdie on the 18th.

Ghei (76, 69, 75) slipped from overnight tied 29th to tied 44th at four over 220. Ghei’s third round 75 included birdies on the fifth and 17th, bogeys on the sixth, 13th and 16th and a double bogey on the eighth.

Chowrasia (74, 73, 76) is in tied 60th position with an overall score of seven over 223. Double bogeys on the first and the 14th holes played turned the tie against him and he dropped bogeys on the fourth and eighth. His two birdies came on the third and 15th.

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