Kapur T10 in penultimate round of International Open
Shiv Kapur played a sensational front nine en route to a six-under 66 that left him tied 10th after the penultimate round of the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen here.other Updated: Jun 26, 2011 23:59 IST
Shiv Kapur played a sensational front nine en route to a six-under 66 that left him tied 10th after the penultimate round of the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen here.
Kapur could well have been placed better but for a bogey on the 17th hole. Kapur has a three-day total of nine-under 207.
Kapur's 66 was his best since the 65 he shot in second round of the Avantha Masters in February, where he finished ninth, his best this season.
He began with two pars and then had three birdies in a row from third to fifth before adding an eagle on the par-five sixth. He had yet another birdie on the ninth to turn in six-under 30.
On the back nine, the birdies dried up, with just one on 16th to make him seven-under, but he gave one shot back on the 17th and finished at 66.
Jeev Milkha Singh had earlier missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 73.
England's Mark Foster took a two shot lead into the final round after firing a 66. The 35-year-old has won only once in 278 starts and that was eight years ago.
He stood 14-under and saw his advantage doubled when joint halfway leader George Coetzee finished his 70 with a bogey six.
Coetzee is in a tie for second with compatriot Retief Goosen (67), England's Robert Coles (65) and Spanish pair of Pablo Larrazabal (69) and Sergio Garcia - up from 30th with a best-of-the-day 64.
Atwal misses cut in Traveler's C'ships
Cromwell, USA: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal was unlucky to miss the cut despite returning sub-par cards in the first two rounds of the Traveler's Championships Golf here.
Seeming to have made the cut, Atwal was left one shot shy despite carding one-under 69 and two-under 68 as the halfway line dropped to four-under 136.
Swede Frederik Jacobson fired a seven-under 63, his third consecutive bogey-free round, to take the lead.
Jacobson closed with a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th for his third error-free round after carding 65 and 66 on first two days.
He is now 16-under at TPC River Highlands. Bryce Molder, who also opened with rounds of 65 and 66, shot a 64, and sits a stroke behind Jacobson.
Gangjee falls short in Mexico
Leon, Mexico: Rahil Gangjee missed the cut by two shots after carding a roller-coaster one-under 71 in the second round of the Nationwide Tour's Mexico Open golf tournament here. The double bogey on the par-three seventh proved costly after Gangjee had birdied the second, eighth, 10th and 18th.
The Indian finished with a total of two-over 146.
Matthew Giles (72) of Australia and local favourite Nicholas Thompson (68) and Oscar Fraustro (65) of Mexico share the lead at 11-under midway through the third round, which was halted due to darkness.
First Published: Jun 26, 2011 23:57 IST