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Saturday October 26, 2013 MYT 6:51:00 PM
Saturday October 26, 2013 MYT 6:52:17 PM
by lim teik huat AND ashreena pillai
KUALA LUMPUR: India's Shiv Kapur is steeling himself for a final day charge after shooting a one-under 71 on the third day of the lucrative US$7mil (RM22.4mil) CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Kapur ended the day in tied 16th position on six-under 210 and knows he needs to get rid of his “mental mistakes” if he is to overcome the six-shot deficit on American leaders Chris Stroud and Ryan Moore.
“All parts of my game are in good shape. I don’t see any weakness right now,”said the 31-year-old.
“I just need to eliminate some mental mistakes.
“My goal is to go as low as I can. Obviously it’s 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’s just about going out and shooting as low as I can and get to double digits.”
Kapur traded two birdies against one bogey and another double bogey on the 11th when his tee shot found water but is confident he can shoot a low round and haul himself up the leaderboard.
“It’s tough to recover from a double bogey. I was playing pretty steady for most of the day,” said Kapur, who is an Asian Tour winner.
“I played pretty well even after the double bogey. It’s disappointing to shoot one-under par even though you played better than that.
“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.”
Gaganjeet Bhullar, also a four-time Asian Tour winner, returned with a 71 for a share of 27th on 213 while fellow Indian Anirban Lahiri struggled with a 75 for 64th place.
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