Rahil Gangjee played it steady for a two-under 69 to stay tied 10th after the third round of the Nationwide Tour’s Rex Hospital Open at the TPC Wakefield Plantation course in Raleigh, USA.
The 33-year-old Kolkata golfer is playing his rookie year on the Nationwide Tour after seven years on the Asian Tour, where he has one win. Gangjee has a total of eight-under 205 after three rounds.
He dropped his lone shot of the day on the 17th and ended with a two-under 69 that kept him at tied 10th place for the second straight day and in the running for his best finish on the Nationwide Tour.
Gangjee hit three birdies — on the sixth, ninth and 12th and his bogey came on the 17th, as he found 11 of the 14 fairways, but needed 30 putts as against 25 during his 66 on the second day.
Troy Kelly shot an eight-under 63 to move to 12-under 201 and shared the lead with Ryan Armour (67) and Martin Flores (68). Storms are on the cards and the officials have moved up the tee times and the final round will be played in threesomes and from both first and 10th tees.
JEEV ends T28 in Italian Open
Jeev Milkha Singh carded a 71 in the final round to finish a disappointing T28 in the BMW Italian Open at the Royal Park I Roveri on Sunday.
After being joint 10th at the end of second round, Jeev’s slide began with the 70 in the third round and he failed to recover, finishing with an overall 12-under 276, which was nine strokes behind winner Robert Rock of England.