Bali golf: India’s Khalin, Himmat, Chiragh joint eighth

Denpasar (Indonesia), June 27 (IANS) India’s Khalin Joshi dropped four places to share the eighth position with compatriots Himmat Rai and Chiragh Kumar at identical totals of four-under 212 after the third round of the 76,000 Bali National Golf Championship here on Saturday.

Khalin, who was tied second after the first round, carded a two-over 74 at the Bali National Golf Club as Chiragh jumped eight places following his round of three-under 69.

Himmat, who started the day at the joint 12th spot, carded a 70 in the penultimate round of 15th leg of the Asian Development Tour.

Meanwhile, Matthew Giles of Australia shot a two-under 70 to seize the after Hsieh Chi-hsien of Chinese Taipei struggled in the closing three holes.

The 25-year-old Giles produced three birdies and one eagle against three bogeys to lead by one shot on nine-under 207.

Current ADT Order of Merit leader Hsieh was cruising on 11-under through 15 holes before making two disappointing double bogeys on 16th and 17th.

He birdied 18 for a 71 to share second place with overnight leader Jake Stirling of Australia, who returned with a 73.

Lindsay Renolds of Canada was a further shot back following a 70 while Micah Lauren Shin of the United States registered a 69 to trail the leader by three shots.

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