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Golfer Chikka third, Khalin fourth in Singapore International – Singapore News

The 27-12 months-previous Thailand’s Rattanon Wannasrichan maintained his lead regardless of a spherical of 73 and was in competition for his second title on the Asian Tour. AT second spot was Korean teenager Joohyung Kim, who returned a 69, on one other day of sturdy winds.

India’s Chikkarangappa S, in with a 70, is in third place three behind the chief — in the penultimate occasion of the 2020-21 season. Chikka had three birdies in opposition to one bogey. First-round chief, Khalin Joshi slipped to fourth.

Rashid Khan had a spherical of 70 and rose to tied 14th (T-14), whereas Viraj Madappa was T-36 after dropping with a card of 78. Shubhankar Sharma (77) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (80) dropped to T-45, whereas Shiv Kapur (75) and Abhijit Chadha (75) had been T-55.

Thailand’s 14-12 months-previous beginner star Ratchanon Chantananuwat, who was two behind the chief firstly of the day, slipped again with a 76 and is 5 off the tempo.

Rattanon, the winner of the 2017 Thailand Open, overcame nerves over the opening holes to remain in entrance and arrange some of the vital days of his profession on Sunday.

“I was really nervous in the beginning, but I calmed myself down by singing a Thai song in my mind and by talking to my caddie,” stated the Thai golfer, who spent a lot of final 12 months enjoying on the secondary circuit in Japan.

“As I keep saying, the course is so hard, everyone feels like that. But it is a good experience for me. I just have to take it shot by “sizzling tomorrow.”

Bogeys on two, nine and 11 suggested it was not going to be Rattanon’s day, but he rallied with birdies on 12 and 18. For the second day in a row, he reached the brutal 626-yard par-five 18th in two but unlike yesterday his eagle putt slipped past the cup.

Kim, aged 19, moved into contention with the joint lowest round of the day, highlighted by a back nine of three-under with birdies on 14, 17 and 18.

He said: “It’s so exhausting to be aggressive right here simply due to the circumstances, clearly you see the scores you’shoot even par, you are leaping up. So, play aggressive after I can however simply attempt to play as conservative as I can, if potential. That’ll be the sport plan.”

In 2019 after earning a battlefield promotion from the Asian Development Tour by claiming three events, he made an instant impact by winning in just his third start on the Asian Tour at the Panasonic Open in India.

Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond, the reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, also carded a 76 and in joint 10th, eight behind Rattanon. Wade Ormsby, the current leader of the Merit list, was another to-card 76 and is 10 off the pace.

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