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Katsuragawa and De Los Santos on course for JGTO breakthrough

JGTO rising stars Yuto Katsuragawa and Justin De Los Santos of the Philippines remain in contention for their maiden Tour victory, sharing the fourth spot heading into the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open.


The duo impressed with a matching third-round three-under-par 68 on Saturday to leave them four shots adrift co-leaders Sadom Kaewkanjana of Thailand and American Sihwan Kim with just 18 holes left to play at the Sentosa Golf Club.


“I’m still in the mix and I’ll going to try my best for tomorrow,” said Katsuragawa.

“It has been a good week so far and it’s going to be exciting. I'm going to give my best shot and see how I finish,” added De Los Santos.

Yuto Katsuragawa

Both Katsuragawa and De Los Santos certainly have something in common.


Having already tasted success once in the second-tier ABEMA TV Tour, the two of them will be eager to stamp their mark on the main Tour next by grasping the opportunity at hand today.


Katsuragawa, who is only into his second year as a professional, finished tied 21st at the 2020 Japan Open Golf Championship for his best JGTO result to date while De Los Santos’ best outing yet was at last year's Panasonic Open, finishing tied sixth.

Justin De Los Santos

They will have plenty of motivation to produce another sparkling round to hunt down those above them, as a coveted ticket to the 150th Open in July awaits.

The leading four leading players - not already exempt - who finish in the top 12 and ties will earn their dream start at St Andrews.