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Siddikur closes in on 2nd Asian Tour title

November 9, 2013

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mohammad Siddikur of Bangladesh closed in on his second Asian Tour title by shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday to open up a four-shot lead after the third round of the Indian Open.

Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199.

India’s Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66.

Chowrasia’s compatriot Rashid Khan was a further stroke behind after he carded a 65 in a round that included an eagle and eight birdies but also three bogeys. Khan was tied for third with Angelo Que of the Philippines.

Another Indian, Anirban Lahiri also was another shot back after a 67 to remain in contention.

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