Dubai-born Rayhan Thomas recorded a third-round score of three under par 67, summing up to a 54-hole total of seven-under-par 203 at the $1 million Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open on the Korn Ferry Tour. The event was held at Crestview Country Club in Kansas, spanning 6,910 yards. Thomas, after rounds of 72 and 64, climbed from 47th to a tie for 38th on day three. Leading the pack is 27-year-old Sam Stevens from the US, who scored 66, 63, and another 63, totaling 18 under par. Stevens, ranked 126 in the Official World Golf Ranking, holds a three-shot lead and shares an alma mater with Thomas at Oklahoma State University. Recently turned professional, Thomas started strong with birdies on holes 3 and 4, finishing the front nine at 33 with the remaining holes parred. A three-putt from over 63 feet led to his first bogey on the par 3 – 12th hole, but he recovered with a birdie on 13 and an eagle three on the 501-yard 14th hole. His second shot from 203 yards landed ten feet from the hole, pushing him to eight under par. A bogey on the 15th, followed by three pars, concluded his round at 67. Post-round, Thomas expressed to Khaleej Times, 'It was a good day, could have been better, but two bad bogeys on the back nine. Overall, satisfied with my performance. My goal is to remain aggressive in the final round, aiming for a top 25 finish and possibly qualifying for next week’s Korn Ferry Tour event.'