Siddik joins title mix in India

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:54, Nov 16,2019

 
 

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is seen during the second round of the Panasonic Open India golf tournament at the Classic Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon on Saturday. — AFP photo

Ace Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman moved into the title mix of the $400,000 Panasonic Open India when he finished in joint fourth place at the end of second round with five-under-par 67 in Gurgaon on Saturday.

The two-time Asian Tour winner had a bogey-free second round as he fired five birdies to end the day with total eight-under-par 136, just two strokes behind joint leaders Australia’s Adam Blyth, Terry Pilkadaris and India’s Shiv Kapur.

Blyth rediscovered the spark in his game by firing a superb nine-under-par 63 to soar to the top of the leaderboard with a total of 10-under-par 134 along with Pilkadaris and Shiv Kapur.

Siddik was ecstatic after his second round display and was looking forward for a grandstand finish in the final round today.

‘It was a wonderful day and I also enjoyed a bogey-free round with five birdies,’ Siddik was quoted as saying in the Asiantour.com.

‘I hit some really great shots and I’m feeling so comfortable on this golf course. I’ve been struggling with my swing but it has stablised and I felt really awesome out there.

‘My short game is also there and I’m feeling very confident for the final round tomorrow. The conditions were tough today as the winds were strong which also made the pin positions challenging,’ a three-time former runner-up in the tournament.

The Friday’s round was not held due to bad weather and visibility conditions, which truncated it into a three-round tournament.

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