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