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

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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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