Indias Rashid Khan tied for first place in $500,000 Bank Mandiri Indonesia Open . Gaganjeet Bhullar one shot behind in third place .
JAKARTA (Japan): At the end of 54 holes in the $500,000 Bank Mandiri Indonesia Open, Indias Rashid Khan was tied for first place and Gaganjeet Bhullar was one shot behind.Thailand's Atiruj Winaicharoenchai (68) shared the lead with Rashid (64) who shot 8-under.On the 14th, the Thai had a late eagle, while Rashid birdied the next day.The two took the lead after a series of late errors by their opponents.Bhullar shot 68 and is one shot back, aiming for a record third success here in 2013 and 2016.Bhullar may have been in a three-way lead, but he bogeyed his 18th.Bhullar is in third place behind Thailand's Itthipat Buranatanyarat (72), the 36-hole leader who bogeyed three times in the last holes, and Chapchai Nirat (68), who had a double and a bogey in the last two holes, and Chinese Taipeis Chang Wei-lun (72), who bogeyed last two holes.Veer Ahlawat (66) was tied 18th, Udayan Mane (67), was tied 25th, while Shiv Kapur (71) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (67) were tied 25th among other Indians. S Chikkarangappa (74) was tied 66th and Honey Baisoya (76), was cut to tied 67th.Rashid Khan, who has won twice on Tour before, both in 2014, said it was a good round.I was minus five after nine.I thought I'd close the gap (on the leaders) somewhere in my mind, but I had no idea it was going to be the case. And I knew that the climb would not be smooth.And you can see the pars I saved on 14, 15, and 17 that gave me a lot of momentum.Thailands Poom Saksansin carded a 63, the joint lowest score of the week, while Brazils Adilson Da Silva carded a 66, ranking them joint seventh with Kho.