Golfer Chikka third, Khalin fourth in Singapore International « CmaTrends

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The 27-year-old Thailand’s Rattanon Wannasrichan maintained his lead regardless of a spherical of 73 and was in rivalry for his second title on the Asian Tour. AT second spot was Korean teenager Joohyung Kim, who returned a 69, on one other day of robust winds.

India’s Chikkarangappa S, in with a 70, is in third place three behind the chief — within the penultimate occasion of the 2020-21 season. Chikka had three birdies towards one bogey. First-round chief, Khalin Joshi slipped to fourth.

Rashid Khan had a spherical of 70 and rose to tied 14th (T-14), whereas Viraj Madappa was T-36 after dropping with a card of 78. Shubhankar Sharma (77) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (80) dropped to T-45, whereas Shiv Kapur (75) and Abhijit Chadha (75) had been T-55.

Thailand’s 14-year-old beginner star Ratchanon Chantananuwat, who was two behind the chief at the beginning of the day, slipped again with a 76 and is 5 off the tempo.

Rattanon, the winner of the 2017 Thailand Open, overcame nerves over the opening holes to remain in entrance and arrange some of the vital days of his profession on Sunday.

“I was really nervous in the beginning, but I calmed myself down by singing a Thai song in my mind and by talking to my caddie,” stated the Thai golfer, who spent a lot of final yr taking part in on the secondary circuit in Japan.

“As I keep saying, the course is so hard, everyone feels like that. But it is a good experience for me. I just have to take it shot by “hot tomorrow.”

Bogeys on two, 9 and 11 prompt it was not going to be Rattanon’s day, however he rallied with birdies on 12 and 18. For the second day in a row, he reached the brutal 626-yard par-five 18th in two however not like yesterday his eagle putt slipped previous the cup.

Kim, aged 19, moved into rivalry with the joint lowest spherical of the day, highlighted by a again 9 of three-under with birdies on 14, 17 and 18.

He stated: “It’s so hard to be aggressive here just because of the conditions, obviously you see the scores you’shoot even par, you’re jumping up. So, play aggressive when I can but just try to play as conservative as I can, if possible. That’ll be the game plan.”

In 2019 after incomes a battlefield promotion from the Asian Development Tour by claiming three occasions, he made an prompt impression by successful in simply his third begin on the Asian Tour on the Panasonic Open in India.

Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond, the reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, additionally carded a 76 and in joint tenth, eight behind Rattanon. Wade Ormsby, the present chief of the Merit checklist, was one other to-card 76 and is 10 off the tempo.

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