Thongchai in the Hunt in South Africa

Sun 13 Jan 2013

Thongchai in the Hunt in South Africa

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January 13: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand remained in contention at the Volvo Golf Champions but will need a super effort to narrow down third round leader Scott Jamieson’s five-shot advantage.
Thongchai, who is tied second courtesy of an opening round 65 and second round 68, struggled to find the spark in his round as he returned with a one-over-par 73 for a 10-under-par 206 total.
The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit leader traded two birdies on holes two and three against three other bogeys at the Durban Country Club as he trails Jamieson of Scotland.
Thongchai is currently 79th in the world and a win on Sunday could potentially move him into the top-50 which is required for players to qualify for the Masters.
Meanwhile Jeev Milkha Singh of India carded a 73 for tied 11th place.