Thongchai in Contention in Abu Dhabi

Sun 20 Jan 2013

Thongchai in Contention in Abu Dhabi

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January 20: Thongchai Jaidee fought his way into contention with a third round six-under-par 66 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday.
The Thai legend made a huge move up the leaderboard with his effort which included a pair of birdies on the last two holes for a nine-under-par 207 total at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Thongchai, a three-time Order of Merit winner, trails third round leader Justin Rose of England by three shots.
Currently, ranked 63rd on the Official World Golf Rankings, he needs a good result this week to try and break into the top-50 by the end of March to qualify for the Masters Tournament in April, which is the year’s first Major.
Andrew Dodt of Australia, who has won once on the Asian Tour, was a further two shots back while Jbe Kruger of South Africa shot a 69 for tied 11th place.