Bangladesh Open: Siddikur plans aggressive round on final day


Sports Desk:

Bangladesh pioneer golfer Siddikur Rahman wants to play an aggressive round on the final day of the $300,000 AB Bank Bangladesh Open to recover from the setback at home ground Kurmitola Golf Club course on Saturday.

“I’ve previous record of 10-under-par in a round during a tournament in this course [KGC]. So, I want to play an aggressive round tomorrow [Saturday] like that one,” said Siddikur on Friday.

“No matter what happens, I will give my best,” he added.

“An exception can happen for me tomorrow [Saturday] as it is my home ground. Hope for the best, at least a best round tomorrow,” he said.

Two times Asian Tour winner and country’s trailblasing golfer Siddiukr was talking after the 3rd round at KGC.

The 33-year golfer was not disappointed on his overall performance as one more day remained in his hand to play.

“I hope, I will get a good position at the end. I’m happy with my long game but I don’t know why my shot game is not working, may be, my feel is off. Hope I’ll recover my tone of shot game and will get a good place,” Siddikur added.

Siddikur has grief that he could not play as the way he wanted to in the last three rounds amid windy weather, which was not in favour including the third day.

“Really, I didn’t play bad, my strong is in shot game, but it didn’t work well in last three days. I could not make an easy cheep-putt on the day after a good shot in the hole3,” he continued, “My shot game is going very bad, may be, for windy weather. Otherwise I could get the 6th or 7th place. Taking advantage of behaviour of weather, anyone can play a good round in this course.”

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Replying to a query, Siddikur said, “Zamal is playing very good. I wish that he will keep his consistency in game.”

The experienced golfer thinks that playing a bogey or double bogey is part of game, especially as such weather, a bad shot in a difficult hole can drive anyone to a double bogey, which can be overcome with anybody’s calm and patient.

Siddiukr moved up to the joint 19th place from joint 32nd, aggregating two-under-par 221[72-69-70] with three birdie against two bogies in the 3rd round of the meet.

Another local talent Zamal Hossain Mollah [seven-under-par 206 (69-65-720)] slipped to the joint 7th spot from the joint leadership after the third round as English golfer Jack Harrison got the leadership moving up from the joint third place, carding with seven-under-par 135[66-69- 67].unb


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