KARACHI: The Indians continued to figure prominently on the leaderboard, as the trio of Amandeep Johl, Jeev Milkha Singh and Ashok Kumar was lying fourth with a three-day total of eight-under 208 in the $ 200,000 Pakistan Open at the Karachi Golf Club here on Saturday.

The Indian threesome was seven off the lead as Q-School winner Chris Rodgers shrugged aside a double bogey to card a 68 and total 15-under 201 for 54 holes.

India had four in the top-10 and Pakistan, too, had a good representation with three.

Rodgers was followed by Mark Mouland (71) and local hope, Muhammed Munir (66), who were both at 12-under 204.

Another Indian in the top-10 was Digvijay Singh, whose two-under 70 saw him reach six-under 210 and he shared the 10th place with two Pakistanis - Shabbir Iqbal and Mathloob Ahmed - and German Jochen Luprian.

Johl, third overnight, had a one-over 73 following a triple bogey on par-3 seventh and one bogey. He managed to limit the damage with three birdies.

Jeev had a bogey and a birdie on the front nine and on the return journey had two birdies and one bogey to come under par. ``The leader is seven ahead, but there is still 18 holes to go,'' said Jeev.

Ashok Kumar had a birdie start, but bogeyed the next. However, birdies on the fourth and fifth seemed to put him back on road, before two straight bogeys pulled him back again to par for the front nine.

A birdie on the 10th and an eagle on the 14th again helped, but a closing bogey spoiled the party and he finished with a 70. ``I am happy with the way I recovered,'' said Ashok.

Leading results: Chris Rodgers 201; Mark Mouland (Eng) and Muhammed Munir 204; Amandeep Johl, Jeev Milkha Singh and Ashok Kumar 208. - PTI

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