Cool Kapur prepares for final sprint

Sat 26 Oct 2013

Cool Kapur prepares for final sprint

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Kuala Lumpur, October 26: Shiv Kapur of India shot a third round one-under-par 71 at the lucrative US$7 million CIMB Classic on Saturday as he set his sights on a final day flourish at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s West course.
Ranked 14th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Kapur said he must erase the mental mistakes to overcome a six-shot deficit from leaders Chris Stroud and Ryan Moore in the prestigious event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA TOUR.
“All parts of my game feel in good shape. I don’t see any weakness right now. I just need to eliminate some mental mistakes,” said the 31-year-old Kapur, who ended the third round in tied 16th position on six-under-par 210.
“My goal is to go as low as I can. Obviously it is going to be tougher pins. They are going to make it as tough as possible. You want to try and make as many birdies. I haven’t set myself any goals so it is just go out and shoot as low as I can and get to double digits,” he added.
He traded two birdies against one bogey and another double bogey on 11th when his tee shot found water but is confident he can shoot a low round and haul himself up on the leaderboard.
“It is tough to recover from a double bogey. I was playing pretty steady for most of the day. I played pretty well even after the double bogey. It is disappointing to shoot one-under-par even though you played better than that,” said Kapur, who is an Asian Tour winner.
“I’m taking in the positives because I fought back well after that to give myself birdie chances. I birdied 14 and 16 coming in so I’m feeling good about my game going into tomorrow. I know there’s a low one in the bag somewhere,” he added.
Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, a four-time Asian Tour winner, returned with a 71 to sit in tied 27th on 213. Anirban Lahiri struggled with a 75 for 64th place.
About CIMB Group
The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately US$18.4 billion as at 31 Jul 2013 and over 42,000 employees located in 17 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at www.cimb.com.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 945 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.86 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Subway (Official Quick Service Restaurant), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.