Ahmedabad, 19 Jan 2018

Wasim Khan surges ahead in round three of Final Qualifying Stage

Delhi’s Wasim Khan surged ahead in round three of the PGTI’s Final Qualifying Stage for the 2018 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

Wasim Khan (74-71-71) climbed five places from his overnight tied sixth as a result of a second successive round of one-under-71 that took his total to even-par-216.

Wasim’s two birdies on the front-nine were negated by his double-bogey on the fourth. But the professional from the Delhi Golf Club had a better back-nine where he made three birdies at the expense of two bogeys. He closed the round in style with a mammoth 70-feet birdie conversion on the 18th after having recovered well from the hazard.

Wasim said, “I just told myself at the start of the day that I have to enjoy my round as the rest will fall in place. I made a brilliant recovery from the hazard on the last hole and followed that up with an outstanding putt for birdie. That really lifted my confidence going into the final round. I think a score of two-under in the final round should give me a good chance of winning the Qualifying School.”

Second round leader Kunal Bhasin (75-67-75) of Australia slipped to tied second place at one-over-217 after returning a score of 75 on day three.

Chennai-based amateur Shivnaren Srinivasan (72-71-74) joined Bhasin in tied second as he carded a 74 on Friday.

At the end of round four on Saturday, the top 36 players will earn full cards for the 2018 PGTI season.

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