Gangjee follows Kim by a shot at 11-under-202
Gangjee shot a panoramic three-under-68 today, in Round 3 at the Panasonic Open championship to maintain his second position on the board and diminish his two-shot gap to just one at 11-under-202.
Hyung-sung Kim topped the board with four-under-67 consisting five birdies and just a bogey on the par-5 537 yards second hole, taking his total to 12-under-201. Gangjee follows Kim by a shot now and is looking for his first win on the Tour since 2004 in China, his only win on the Tour.
There was a moment when Gangjee led the field with two strokes but it was overshadowed by Kim’s birdie-birdie run on 12th and 13th holes.
For the ones who do not know even Shiv Kapur went through a similar phase on the Asian Tour and managed a win after long 12 years, where thoughts of quitting the game came to him a lot, but the man persisted and made it big at the Yeangder Heritage in May 2017.
Shiv Kapur currently leads the Panasonic Swing with 2870.40 points and followed by Shubhankar Sharma, stands T-34th with three-under-68 today, taking his total to 4-under-209 with Juvic Pagunsan, Konosuke Nakazato, Yuki Inamori, Koichi Kitamura, and Sanghee Lee.
Gangjee shared his second position with the lowest round of 65 on Friday with Shingo Katayama, Ben Leong, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Hyung-sung Kim, and Sanghyun Park and they were just two-strokes back from the leader Hoshino.
Hoshino shared the opening round lead with Katayama and today Hoshino dropped three spots for a T-4th finish with two-over-73 to join Sihwah Kim and Junggon Hwan at 8-under-205 and Katayama follows Gangjee with two shots for a lone third place on the board at 9-under-204.
Indians at the Event
Ajeetesh Sandhu climbed eight spots for a T-7th finish with three-under-68 today consisting just one bogey on the par-3 17th and four excellent birdies in his round, taking his total to 7-under-206. He is joined by Yuta Ikeda, Miguel Tabuena, Brendan Jones, Ben Leong, Thanyakorn Khrongpa, and Sanghyun Park.
Arjun Atwal was placed in the group which was the last one to qualify for the weekend on Friday (T-48th) and he turned it all around with five-under-66 for the day consisting an eagle on the par-5 13th, five birdies, and a double-bogey on the par-4 11th (500 yards). Atwal now stands T-14th.
Chawrasia following Atwal’s steps posted 4-under-67 to finish T-21st and Shiv Kapur stands T-34th on the board.
What do you think, is Gangjee going to win his second Asian Tour Title tomorrow?