Kapur and Malik in Top-10 in Queens Cup
Shiv Kapur made the big moves on the third day, carding a superb fiveunder 65 to jump to Tiedeighth place and join fellow Indian Amardip Malik 71 in the top 10 at the Queens Cup, here Saturday
Bangkok: Shiv Kapur made the big moves on the third day, carding a superb five-under 65 to jump to Tied-eighth place and join fellow Indian Amardip Malik (71) in the top 10 at the Queen's Cup, here Saturday.
The Indian duo is eight-under for the tournament, while Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines posted a four-under 66 to storm into outright lead after the penultimate round here. Tabuena is 16-under-par 194, while Jazz Janewattananond is 14-under at the event hosted by three-time Asian Tour number one Thongchai Jaidee.
Among other Indians, M Dharma (71) is Tied-25th, Kshitij Naveed Kaul (71), Abhijit Chadha (72) and Rashid Khan (69) are T-45 and Honey Baisoya (72) is T-68. Kapur said, “I played pretty good considering the conditions today. I got off to a bit of slow start, made a couple of par saves to keep the round together today. Then I caught fire on hole seven, and birdied three holes in a row.
I felt comfortable on the back nine with the confidence coming off those three birdies but the wind came up in the back nine and got a little trickier and pins were a bit harder than the first two days. So you have to kind of respect that and aim away from the pins.”
“The whole week I felt like I played well but didn't hold it together. So I'm glad that I birdied those three holes because I got over my demons of the first nine which I haven't been doing well in the past two rounds.”
The 24-year-old Miguel drew encouragement from his father Luigi, who was watching him on the sidelines. He birdie three of his closing four holes and seize the lead late in the day by two shots over defending champion Jazz at the USD 500,000 event held at Legacy Golf Club.