Siddikur's brilliant rebound
Siddikur Rahman bounced back from a disastrous third round to move to joint 21st position in the fourth round yesterday in the Barclays Open at the Sentosa Course in Singapore yesterday.
Siddik had bogeyed twice in the last 4 holes of 2nd round and played 5 over par in the 3rd round to drop to 64th positions and barely made the cut. But yesterday he scored 7 birdies in 11 holes before the play was stopped due to thunderstorm and bad light. Siddik's 7-under par was the best performance of the 4th round so far and was highly appreciated by all quarters.
"I'm happy to play well in the 4th round and thanks to almighty Allah to make me able to put up a good fight to compete with the elites", Siddik said after the day's play.
Siddik started the 4th round from back nine and scored birdies in seven birdies to go 7-under Par.
"It was an amazing performance and I was awed by his brilliance," said Siddik's 30- year pair Peter Hedblom of Sweden who turned pro in 1988. Gareth Maybin, another pair of Siddik in the 4th round was impressed with his determination
"You need a lot of courage and determination to fight back in such a way to make it almost to the leader board from very bottom, I'm happy to play with him and learned a few things as well"
Meanwhile, overnight leader Adam Scott of Australia extended his lead, picking up three more shots to go 17-under with 10 holes left to play on Monday. Defending champion Ian Poulter lies second at 14-under, one shot ahead of South Korea's Kang Kyung-Nam.