Golfer Himmat cards 67 to be 13th in ADT tourney

Hua Hin (Thailand), Sep 12 (IANS) India’s Himmat Rai scored five-under 67 to take the 13th position after the third round of the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation golf tournament at the Black Mountain Golf Club here on Saturday.

Himmat, who carded 72 and 69 in the first two rounds respectively, has a three-day total of eight-under 208 — 12 strokes behind leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand.

The 28-year-old Delhi golfer scored birdies on the first, second, seventh, eighth, 14th, 16th and 17th holes. He also got a double-bogey on the par-three 11th.

Himmat’s compatriot, Chiragh Kumar went through a poor round of four-over 76 that took his total to two-under 214 after the penultimate round of the four million baht (approximately $111,808) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.

Meanwhile, overnight leader Kiradech, 26, scored four-under 68 to take his total to 20-under 196 — four shots ahead of second placed American Berry Henson (70) and local veteran Prayad Marksaeng (68).

Hometown hero Prom Meesawat sits a further shot back in the fourth place following a 71, while Pariya Junhasavasdikul, also of Thailand, settled for fifth place on 203.

Tournament host Thongchai Jaidee, a three-time Asian Tour champion, posted a 70 to stay nine shots off the pace in seventh position.

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