Dubai-based Shiv Kapur shot a third round of 71, to go along with his opening rounds of 70 and 68 to stand at seven under par 209, to lie in tied 29th place with 18 holes to play in the $500,000 Mandiri Indonesia Open played over the 7,243 yards, par 72, Pondok Indah Golf Course.
Shiv struggled on the greens in round three on ‘Moving Day.’ He told Gulf News on completing his round, “It was a tough day on the greens for me. I played well but holed absolutely nothing. The Asian Tour stats say that I took 33 putts today, but it felt a lot more. In top professional golf, you need to average under 30 putts a round to not lose ground on others. I will be looking for a low one in tomorrow’s final round and to climb up the leaderboard. My previous injured foot, that I have told you all about over recent months, is holding up better than I expected.”
Fellow Dubai resident MG Keyser (RSA), lies in tied 59th with rounds of 70, 70 and 74. Four bogeys and a double was not in the gameplan for the 35 year-old, who represents Jumeirah Golf Estates.
14 under par
The third round leaders are Rashid Khan (Ind) and Atiruj Winaicharoenchai (Thailand) on 14 under par.
Indian golfer Khan shot a third round of 64 and the Thai player a 68, with 17 players in total in double digits under par.
The final round tees off tomorrow (Sunday) with the leaders out last in threeballs balls at 9.40 am off Tee 1, in a two-tee start. Shiv tees off the first at 7.50 am, whilst MG is off at 8.56 am off the tenth.