Shenzen Int'l: Chawrasia falls to Tied-50

In the third round of the Shenzen International, S. S. P. Chawrasia stumbled on a horrible run of bogey-bogey-triple bogey between third and fifth, which cost him five shots and pushed him way down the leaderboard.

S. S. P. Chawrasia in action at the Shenzen International.   -  Getty Images

A horrendous front nine spoilt his card as Indian golfer S. S. P. Chawrasia slipped to Tied 50th with three holes still to go in the unfinished third round of the Shenzhen International on Saturday.

Chawrasia, who was Tied-10 when play was stopped in the second round on Friday, slipped to Tied-16 when it ended on Saturday morning at at the Genzon Golf Club. In the third round, the Indian stumbled on a horrible run of bogey-bogey-triple bogey between third and fifth, which cost him five shots and pushed him way down the leaderboard. A birdie on the 10th hole was the only consolation for him.

Chawrasia parred the other nine holes from sixth to 15th, when play was suspended due to darkness. He will come back to finish the third round on Sunday and then play the final round.

Lee still in lead

Soomin Lee saw his lead cut to two shots in the delayed third round of the Shenzhen International as a brilliant 62 from Callum Shinkwin set the clubhouse target to put some pressure on the overnight leader. Over six and a half hours had been lost on days one and two, meaning 35 players did not start their second rounds until Saturday morning, and Lee will have seven holes to complete in his third on Sunday.

Shinkwin was one of the players who managed to complete his second round on Friday and none of those who returned this morning could reduce his three-shot overnight lead.

Lee had extended that to five after three holes of his third round with a birdie on the second but Shinkwin was stealing the show as he turned in 29 to surge through the field. The 22-year-old had played his entire second round in the morning and was in the final group to finish as he recorded a second consecutive 71 to sit just two shots above the cut-line.

He showed no signs of fatigue, though, and birdied the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th with an eagle on the 17th to get into a five-way tie for second at nine under.

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