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Siddikur jumps to joint fourth after second day

  • Published at 12:56 am November 17th, 2019
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Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman in action Asian Tour

Siddikur Rahman, who finished second on three occasions at the Panasonic Open, passed a bogey-free day to stand a good chance of a grandstand finish and he was content with his form

Ace Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman continued his love affair with the Panasonic Open India as the last-time runners-up kept himself in contention by posting a sublime five-under-par 67 to make a total of eight-under-par 136, two shots back of the leaders - Australia’s Adam Blyth and Terry Pilkadaris and India’s Shiv Kapur Saturday.

Siddikur, who finished second on three occasions at the Panasonic Open, passed a bogey-free day to stand a good chance of a grandstand finish and he was content with his form.

“It was a wonderful day and I also enjoyed a bogey-free round with five birdies. I hit some really great shots and I’m feeling so comfortable on this golf course. I’ve been struggling with my swing but it has stabilized and I felt really awesome out there,” said the two-time Asian Tour winner.

“My short game is also there and I’m feeling very confident for the final round. The conditions were tough as the winds were strong, which also made the pin positions challenging. Apart from one birdie in my back-nine, I didn’t have much birdie chances there. But I was in control of my game and did well,” he added.

Another Bangladeshi golfer Zamal Hossain Mollah carded four-under-par 68  for a total of two-under-par 142 to go up to a joint 43rd position while his other compatriots Badal Hossain, Shakhawat Sohel and Mohammad Ismail missed the cut after the second round at the $400,000 event.