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Gangjee goes gung-ho, shots up to tied 3rd place in Indonesia Open

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Jakarta, Mar 3 (UNI) For the second successive day, Rahil Gangjee stole the thunder from his illustrious compatriots and fired a five-under 67 to leapfrog to the tied third place in the one million dollar Indonesia Open here today.

Shiv Kapur was also in his elements today, firing a bogey-free four-under 68 to remain in the hunt when weather disrupted the proceedings.

Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand and Englishman Simon Dyson held the clubhouse lead after matching four-under 68.

After lightning delayed the day's proceedings by a couple of hours at the Emeralda Golf Club, Gangjee -- winner of 2004 Volkswagen Masters China Open -- took the stage. He dropped the lone bogey on the ninth hole but that turned out to be the only hiccup in a round studded with birdies on the first, second, fourth, 11th, 12th and 17th. His total of eight-under 136 placed him joint third, two strokes behind Jaidee and Dyson who had identical rounds of 66 and 68.

''I kept it solid through and through. I birdied early on and backed it up with birdies on the first, second and fourth holes,'' Gangjee later said.

The weather break proved to be useful for Gangjee who is nursing a sore wrist.

''During the two hour stop, I consulted the physiotherapist and I was told that it was fine. So now I can get back to my original swing. At one point yesterday, I had no wrist action at all due to the injury,'' he said.

Shiv, on the other hand, looked composed as he shot a couple of birdies in each nine to card four-under 68 that took his tally to four-under 140 for the tied 23rd place.

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