Chandigarh: Khalin Joshi shot a brilliant five-under 66 to move two shots ahead of the overnight leader S Chikkrangappa at the end of the third round of the Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championships on the Indian Golf Union circuit.
At the Chandigarh Golf Club, Joshi, who was lying second overnight, had four birdies and an eagle against one late bogey on 17th. He had a purple path with a birdie on 11th, eagle-2 on 12th and another birdie on 13th enroute to 66 and a total of 208.
Chikka, who opened with a bogey, had four birdies and two bogeys in his 69 and he is now two behind at 210.
Gagan Verma continued his upward surge after a disappointing first round. Verma, finalist at All India Matchplay who began with a 78, added a 71 after his second round 70. He is now third at 219 as the two Bengaluru golfers fight it out for the title.
Manav Das and Trishul Chinappa with 72 each were tied for fourth at 221.
Honey Baisoya (78) and Ashbeer Saini (75) were tied sixth at 222.
By Indian Sports News