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Asian Games: Golfer Rashid tied third after Day 2

November 18, 2010 14:58 IST

Indian golfer Rashid Khan brought home an improved card of four-under 68 to lie tied third after the second round of the individual golf competition at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.

Rashid sank as many as seven birdies against three bogeys to take his two-day total to five-under 139, three strokes behind the leader Luis Miguel Tabuena of Philippines.

Korean Whee Meen Kim (68) was placed second with a total of seven-under 137.

Abhinav Lohan, who carded two-under 70, was the second-best Indian at tied 12th with a total of one-over 145.

Rahul Bajaj was static at tied 45 after carding seven-over 79 at 16-over 160.

Abhijit Singh Chadha, who was disqualified on Wednesday, carded one-under 71 to lie at the bottom of the heap.

In the team event, Rashid, Abhinav and Abhijit's combined score of seven-under 209 helped India zoom to the third spot after the second day of the event.

Korea was leading the team event after the second round with a massive 17 strokes lead at 14-under 418 over Philippines, who were three-over 435.

In the women's individual competition, Shreya Ghei and Vani Sanjeev Kapoor carded nine-over 81 and seven-over 79 respectively to lie tied 22nd with a total of 17-over 161.

One stroke behind was Gurbani Singh who turned in a card of eight-over 80.

In the team competition, the trio were at the ninth place with a total of 33-over 321.

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