Siddik on course to title

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jan 27,2018

 
 

Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman plays a shot during the third round of the inaugural City Bank American Express Dhaka Open at the Kurmitola Golf Course on Friday. — Asian Tour photo

Premier Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman closed in on lifting his second Asian Development Tour title after carding a two-under-par 70 in round three of the inaugural Tk 50 lakh City Bank American Express Dhaka Open on Friday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner, who finished the second round on top, was leading his nearest rival Sanker Das of India by two shots after the end of third round at the Kurmitola Golf course.
Despite finding the Kurmitola course conditions more difficult compared to previous two rounds, Siddik hit three birdies against one bogey to maintain the lead with overall total of 12-under-par 204.
‘I just can’t seem to make any birdies today. I wasn’t able to hit it close and my putting wasn’t as good as the last two days,’ said Siddik, who won his first Asian Development Tour title at the same venue in 2011.
‘The course seems to be playing tougher by the day so I hope to stay focused tomorrow [today] and try my best to win in front of my home crowd again.’
India’s Shankar Das carded five-under-par 67 to remain in second position as he scored six
birdies against a lone bogey.
Shamim Khan of India (70), Malcolm Kokocinski of Sweden (71) and Akbar Hossain of Bangladesh (71) shared the third place with equal score of five-under-par 211.
Two other local golfers Shakhwat Hossain Sohel and Jamal Hossaim Mollah were sharing fourth position alongside three Indians — Sujjan Singh, Veer Ahlawat and Kapil Kumar with four-under-par 212. 

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