Chawrasia tied fourth place in the Queen’s Cup


Koh Samui: A second successive 67 saw SSP Chawrasia make a big jump to tied fourth place in the Queen’s Cup at the Santiburi Samui Country Club at Koh Samui on Saturday.

The 37-year-old Chawrasia, winner of three Asian Tour titles, two of which were also co-sanctioned by European Tour, carded 67 that included six birdies and two bogeys.

As for the other Indians who made the cut, Chiragh Kumar (70) was tied 15th, down from overnight tied 13th while Khalin Joshi (75) dropped to 40th from 18th and Rashid Khan (74) went down from 33rd to 45th.

Japan’s Akinori Tani, a seasoned player at 39, took the lead with a seven-under 64 and at 11-under, he is three clear of his nearest rival, Prayad Marksaeng (71).

In the third place is Siddikur Rahman (67) while five players, including Chawrasia and Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera (68), are tied fourth.

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