It was a disappointing day for the Indian golfers, even as South Korea again seemed on course to making a clean sweep of all four Asian Games gold medals at the Dragon Lake Golf Club here.
On Friday, the third day of golf competitions, none of the four Indians, including medal prospect Rashid Khan could break par. Rashid dropped to fourth, and so did the Indian team.
Rashid had a 74 and he struggled through the day. He was two-over for the front nine and seemed to have covered a little ground on the back nine before a closing bogey spoilt the day.
The day, however, belonged to a Thai teenager, 18-year-old Attachai Jaichalad, who despite a bogey-bogey finish smashed the course record with a seven-under 65. That brought him into medal contention in third place with one more round to go.
South Korean youngster, Kim Meen Whee, one behind the leader overnight added a fine five-under 67 including an eagle on the 11th to open up a wide gap of six shots over overnight leader Miguel Luis Tabuena of the Philippines, who slipped with a 74.
In the team competition, South Korea was in the lead while Philippines hung on to the second place. Thailand moved into a tie for second place with the Philippines. India was lying fourth after a disappointing total of six-over 222.
In the women's section, South Koreans occupied all three top positions India's Shreya Ghei was 21st while Vani Kapoor and Gurbani Singh were tied 22nd. In the team event India was ninth out of ten teams.
Keywords: Asian Games 2010