Rashid Khan overcomes adversity to take cost of DGC Open2 min read
Rashid Khan overcame adversity, interruptions, powerful circumstances and robust competitors to take management of the DGC Open on Saturday. The third spherical is usually referred to as ‘moving day’ in golf and Rashid definitely made his transfer with a spherical of four-under 68 that put him within the lead, at 11-under, by three pictures going into Sunday.
Rain added to the problem of the Delhi Golf Course structure and likewise pressured a 45-minute break because of the menace of lightning, with the third day’s play ending in mild rain. Rashid additionally needed to overcome a dodgy begin after making a double bogey on the opening gap. But the 32-year-old is used to coping with adversity by now, returning to the tour after a again harm.
“These kinds of rounds give a lot of confidence. When I shot a bogey-free round on day one, I was happy and today after the double on the first hole, when you come back this strong, it gives you a lot of momentum,” Rashid mentioned after his spherical.
Playing at his residence course, Rashid Khan had a dream spherical right this moment at #TheDGCOpen, holds prime spot on the leaderboard going into the ultimate day.
🗣️”The weather didn’t really affect me. I was in that zone where I was just focusing on one thing.”@asiantourgolf @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/Qfvzk7Tmfu
— The DGC Open (@TheDGCOpen) March 18, 2023
He bounced again instantly with birdies on the 2nd, 4th, fifth and seventh holes, and two extra (eleventh and 14th) on the again 9.
Rashid’s closest challenger going into the ultimate day is S Chikkarangappa, who led on the midway mark. He couldn’t get his putter to cooperate on Saturday and carding a spherical of 74 to drop to 8-under. In a leaderboard dominated by Indians, Honey Baisoya (65) was the star of the day, transferring to tied third, from tied forty ninth in a single day, at 6-under after a bogey-free spherical. Baisoya is degree with compatriot Om Prakash Chouhan (73) and Thai Chapchai Nirat (71).
“I hit two bushes today and then with those, I made two bogies and the rest of the day, I made sure that I was in there. So yeah, it’s okay,” Chikkarangappa was philosophical on the finish of the day.
Four Indians reside among the many prime 5 on the leaderboard, with eight within the prime 20, together with confirmed winners Gaganjeet Bhullar and SSP Chawrasia. Only two gamers among the many prime eight – Rashid and Chapchai – have beforehand gained on the Asian Tour. The Thai was in lead for a quick whereas, earlier than stuttering on the again 9 with three bogeys and a double bogey.
England’s Matt Killen (74) and the Filipinos Miguel Tabuena (72) and Justin Quiban (73) had been in a tie for sixth place on five-under, one shot higher than Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng and Sadom Kaewkanjana in addition to Ian Snyman of South Africa, sharing ninth place.