Rayhan Thomas had a day to forget during the third round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship yesterday and is hoping to sign off with a much improved performance in the final round today at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon.
In the premier amateur tournament of the region, the winner of which gets a dream invitation to play the Open Championship and the Masters next year, Thomas dropped to five-over and in tied 28th place after a four-over par 76 round.
Birdies just dried up for the 16-year-old Dubai-based Indian as he eventually ended up with just one – on the 14th hole, which came after a double bogey on the 10th hole and three bogeys.
The putter remained cold for yet another day for the ‘golf in DUBAi’-supported MENA Golf Tour hero, but he remained optimistic of finishing on a high note.
“I have had a bad day but I just need to keep a good attitude. It’s not going to kill me,” Thomas told Sport360 after his round.
“The course played fair today. If you hit a good shot, you got rewarded, and if you hit a bad shot, you got penalized. I didn’t putt well today, which was similar to yesterday, but I did not hit too many good shots either.