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Asian Games 2018: India’s golf medal hopes take a hit

India’s medal chances in golf suffered a big jolt on Saturday as all four players shot over-par in the third round of the men’s competition here.

Rayhan Thomas (73), Aadil Bedi (74), Kshitij Naveed Kaul (76) and Hari Mohan Singh (77) all had disappointing outings and were left fighting on the back nine to salvage their rounds.

India, which had a total of 12-under from three best cards to be second after first two days, slipped to tied fifth place with a total of seven-over from the three best cards.

India now has only an outside chance to clinch a medal in team event.

However, there is a better chance in the individual category, where both Thomas and Bedi are only four shots behind second placed Sadom Kaewkanjana of Thailand and Oh Seungtaek.

In the team standings, the consistent Keita Nakajima followed up his 68-68 with 70 and his colleagues Daiki Imano (69) and Takumi Kanaya (73) ensured there was no disaster as Japan moved five shots ahead of second-placed South Korea, which was 17-under.

China, on the strength of Yuan Yehchun (65), Chen Jing (65) and Chen Yilong (68), has moved from +2 to -14 is placed third.

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