Shubhankar Sharma playing cards one-under 71, lies tied 40th at Portugal Masters

Vilamoura (Portugal), September 13

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma made a strong begin with three birdies within the first 5 holes, however did not hold the momentum going and carded a modest one-under 71 within the third spherical to lie tied 40th on the Portugal Masters right here.

Sharma, who had rallied within the second spherical with a 67, is now at five-under 214 with yet another spherical left within the event.                     

South Africa’s George Coetzee will begin the ultimate spherical in the hunt for a fifth European Tour title as he completed with a one shot lead on Saturday.

He produced a outstanding eagle-birdie end on day three to signal for a powerful 66 and transfer to 11-under par.

Sharma birdied the second, fourth and fifth however dropped a shot in between on third for a entrance 9 of two-under 34.

A birdie every on 12th and 18th with bogeys on 14th and 15th meant the Indian had an excellent par again 9 for a complete of 70.

Coetzee, who gained on the Sunshine Tour at Pretoria Country Club final week, had began the day eight strokes behind Julien Guerrier however the Frenchman’s 5 stroke in a single day benefit changed into a one shot deficit after he did not make a single birdie in his 4 over par 75.

The 34-year-old reached the flip in 34 photographs after sandwiching a bogey on the seventh between birdies on the fourth and eighth.

After benefiting from the par 4 15th for the third day in a row, Coetzee got here agonisingly near holing his strategy into the lengthy 17th for an albatross however needed to accept a tap-in eagle to climb to 10-under.

He completed off with a assured 12 foot birdie putt to get to 11-under.

Niklas Lemke and Laurie Canter shared the fourth place on nine-under after firing rounds of 65 and 68 respectively. PTI

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