MIYAZAKI (Japan): Rahil Gangjee staged an excellent comeback on his back-nine to card an excellent par 71 within the third spherical of the Dunlop Phoenix Open.
Gangjee now has rounds of 71-72-71 and at one-over for 54 holes he’s Tied-Forty ninth in solely his second occasion in Japan in 2020.
Nearly 20 occasions have been cancelled in Japan this yr as a result of pandemic.
Gangjee began from the tenth in his first eight holes however on his second 9, the entrance facet of the Phoenix Nation Membership, Gangjee discovered three birdies and dropped no extra pictures to get again to even par.
“I started discovering my rhythm lastly within the second 9 and likewise putted effectively and made no three-putts,” stated Gangjee.
Former world primary Novice, Takumi Kanaya, taking part in solely his fourth occasion as a Professional, is as soon as once more in rivalry as he shot a 3rd straight spherical in 60s and moved into sole third place.
Kanaya is one shot behind co-leaders, Tomoharu Otsuki (66) and Tomohiro Ishizaka (68), who’re each at 11-under.
After a 68 within the first spherical, he was T-12 after which with a 66 moved to T-2 after the second spherical and is now third after 68 within the third spherical.
Kanaya, winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateurs, has as an newbie gained the 2019 Taiheiyo Masters, completed second at 2017 Japan Open and been third at 2019 Australian Open.
“That is my first yr as a professional, so many of the programs are first time for me. So, it takes some time for me to regulate to the contact on yardages and feeling on the programs. I can not get tailored to the course on my 1st spherical,” Kanaya stated.