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Ganapathy, Bhullar in joint lead at Haryana Open

Panchkula, Nov 28 (UNI) Rahul Ganapathy shared the third round lead with Gaganjeet Bhullar and Bangladesh's Mohammad Siddikur Rahman at the HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open here today.

Bhullar, Ganapathy and Rahman are placed on top of the leaderboard with identical totals of four under 212.

Among the three leaders, Rahman shot the best score of the day with a three under 69. Kolkata's Rafick Ali Mollah and Chandigarh-based professional Harendra Gupta are one stroke behind the leaders in tied fourth.

Rahul Ganapathy (68, 74, 70) stayed in the hunt as he made birdies on the fifth, sixth, eighth, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th and bogeyed the first, fourth, seventh, ninth and 18th.

Bhullar (69, 71, 72) joined Ganapathy as the joint leader.

Bhullar sank birdies on the fifth, sixth, 15th, and dropped bogeys on the first, 16th and 18th.

Rahman (73, 70, 69), who has already registered a win on the PGTI this season, came into contention after shooting a solid 69 in round three.

However, overnight leader Karanjit Singh Sandhu had a disastrous day as he went for three-over 39 on his front nine and it was worse in the second stretch. He dropped five shots with a triple bogey and a double bogey on the last two holes to finish at seven-over 79. He was now two-over 218 and in tied 18th place.

Rafick Ali Mollah (72, 70, 71) and Harendra Gupta (74, 68, 71) are currently tied fourth at three under 213.

Mukesh Kumar, Chandigarh's Ajeetesh Sandhu, C Muniyappa and Sri Lankan B G Lalith Kumara are tied sixth at two under 214.


Story first published: Saturday, November 29, 2008, 11:26 [IST]
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