Maybank C’ship: Gangjee rises to 15th, Bhullar 25th

Rahil Gangjee was six-under 207 at the USD three million event while the only other Indian left in the fray, Gaganjeet Bhullar (71), was tied 25th at four-under 209 after bogeying the 18th for the third straight day.

Rahil Gangjee in action during the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.   -  Getty Images

Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee, still not fully fit from bouts of fever he suffered two weeks ago, shot four-67 to move to tied 15th after the third round of the inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia on Saturday.

Gangjee was six-under 207 at the USD three million event.

The only other Indian left in the fray over the weekend, Gaganjeet Bhullar (71), was tied 25th at four-under 209 after bogeying the 18th for the third straight day.

Gangjee and Bhullar are the only Indians to make the cut from a total of nine who teed off on Thursday.

Korea’s Soomin Lee fired nine birdies for a sparkling seven-under 64 and a three-shot lead over Australia’s Marcus Fraser (66) as overnight leader Nathan Holman (73) slipped to third following a triple bogey on the last hole.

Gangjee said, “I have still not fully recovered from the illness I had in Myanmar two weeks ago. There is no fever but I have a cough and it is still bothering me.”

“The difference between yesterday and today was hitting. It seems as long as I put myself in a position to make birdies, I will probably make it. This course requires you to hit it both ways off the tee. Also I have been able to get myself out of some sticky situations last three days. Just need to stay focused in the final round.”

Gangjee, who has been having steady finishes since the Hong Kong Open last year in October, has made all three cuts this season.