Seongnam, Korea, 07-05-2022

Khalin Joshi, Viraj Madappa and Honey Baisoya in contention after round three of GS Caltex Maekyung Open

Joshi and Madappa in tied fifth and Baisoya in seventh place

Khalin Joshi (68-71-69) and Viraj Madappa (71-65-72) were five off the lead in joint fifth place, following scores of two-under 69 and one-over 72 respectively in round three of the Maekyung Open on the Asian Tour. The Indian duo's total stood at five-under 208.

Honey Baisoya (72-71-66) carded a 66, the joint-lowest round of the day, to sit in outright seventh at four-under 209.

The lead was held by Korean Bio Kim at 10-under 203. Bio's compatriots Minjun Kim, Mingyu Cho and Jiho Yang occupied tied second place at six-under 207 to make it four Koreans at the top.

“Game is feeling good, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow,” said Joshi.

“I haven’t played in front of a gallery like this in a while, so I'm really excited. Today was good fun playing with two local boys, and the support we had was pretty good.

“It's been a while since we've seen crowds and for me personally, I haven’t been in contention in a while, so it's good. It's getting me charged for sure.”

Madappa said, “It was a little erratic today, I felt like the wind was swirling a little bit. I started off really well. On the front-nine I played well, tee to green was really solid and I made a few putts. I put myself in good places on the front-nine and on the back-nine. Just when the wind started swirling I made a few bad decisions off the tee. Misjudged some of the wind and put myself in tough spots.”

Both Joshi and Madappa are in search of their second wins on the Asian Tour while Baisoya is looking for his maiden win.

Source and Pictures: Asian Tour

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