Yeoju: Gaganjeet Bhullar, the lone Indian at the CJ Invitational Hosted by KJ Choi, who had to play four remaining holes from the second round this morning slipped down after 16 holes in the third round as play was suspended due to darkness on Saturday.
Bhullar, who won his third Asian Tour title last month, was one-over through 16 holes in third round and was one-over for the tournament at this stage. He is tied 44th after being 37th at the end of the second round.
Bhullar completed his second round in 70 to make the cut. In the third round, he began well with birdies on 11th and 12th, after starting from the tenth.
After that he bogeyed four times and had only one more birdie. But he has two more holes from third round before he begins his final round tomorrow.
The lead was held by Thailand's Chinnarat Phadungsil at 12-under-par through nine holes when play was suspended.
Choi of Korea trailed closely behind Chinnarat after reaching the turn at 11-under-par to stay one shot back of the Thai while Korea's Kim Dae-hyun believes that staying patient would be key after he took third place at 10-under-par through 10 holes.
With almost four hours of play lost due to heavy fog in the morning, 62 players will have to return on Sunday morning to complete their third round at 9.20am with the final round scheduled to start at 10.20am.
Bhullar speaking of his experience of playing with Choi and Curtis said, "I'm never going to forget the draw which I got for the first two days. K.J Choi is a legend not only in Korea but all over the world. I grew up watching him on TV and playing alongside with him is a different experience which is very difficult to describe in words.