Rahman, Ganapathy and Bhullar share lead in Haryana golf

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Panchkula, Nov 28 (UNI) Mohd Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh shared lead with Indians, Rahul Ganapathy and Gaganjeet Bhullar at the end of thrid round of the HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open at the Panchkula Golf Course here today.

The trio of Rahman, Ganapathy and Bhullar are placed on top of the leaderboard with identical totals of four under 212.

Among the three leaders, Rahman shot the best score today, a three under 69. Kolkata's Rafick Ali Mollah and Chandigarh-based professional Harendra Gupta are one stroke behind the leaders in tied fourth.

Mohd Siddikur Rahman (73, 70, 69) came into contention after shooting a solid 69 in round three. The professional from Dhaka did not begin his third round on the right note as he bogeyed the second and third holes. He then worked his way up the leaderboard by sinking birdies on the fifth, seventh, eighth, 10th and 11th. The 24-year-old followed up this flurry of birdies with a bogey and a birdie on the 14th and 16th respectively.

Rahul Ganapathy (68, 74, 70) stayed in the hunt as he made birdies on the fifth, sixth, eighth, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th and bogeyed the first, fourth, seventh, ninth and 18th.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (69, 71, 72) joined Rahman and Ganapathy as the joint leader. Bhullar sank birdies on the fifth, sixth, 15th, and dropped bogeys on the first, 16th and 18th.

Rafick Ali Mollah (72, 70, 71) and Harendra Gupta (74, 68, 71) are currently tied fourth at three under 213.

Mukesh Kumar, Chandigarh's Ajeetesh Sandhu, C Muniyappa and Sri Lankan B G Lalith Kumara are tied sixth at two under 214. Harmeet Kahlon of Chandigarh, who registered a win in PGTI's 2006-07 season, currently lies tied 40th at seven over 223.

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