Chawrasia takes 2-shot lead into final round #HIO2017

Sun 12 Mar 2017

Chawrasia takes 2-shot lead into final round #HIO2017

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New Delhi, March 12: Defending champion S.S.P. Chawrasia will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Hero Indian Open after he broke free from tight leaderboard with a third round four-under-par 68 on Sunday morning.
The five-time Asian Tour winner brilliantly shot three straight birdies from the 13th hole upon the resumption of his third round at the DLF Golf and Country Club’s Gary Player course to lead on nine-under-par.
Carlos Pigem Carlos Pigem
Carlos Pigem of Spain shot a fine 67 to trail by two shots while Malaysian rookie Gavin Green birdied his last hole for a superb 65 and the tournament’s low round of the week for third place.
The fourth and final round resumed at 9.45am while the leaders’ group will set off at 11.25am with Chawrasia bidding to retain his Hero Indian Open title.
“I feel great honestly. I didn’t believe I can make three birdies this morning but I made some good putts. I’m really happy,” said Chawrasia, who finished runner-up as well on four occasions in his home Open.
“I played seven holes and I’m looking forward to the final round. Just trying to save my shots and not make bogeys. That’s the goal when I came out this morning. It’s a long day but I’m just talking to myself to keep calm and keep playing.
I feel nervous but have to try to relax. Otherwise I won’t be able to play this golf course.”
Gavin Green of Malaysia Gavin Green of Malaysia
Pigem is chasing his second Asian Tour victory and a birdie on 15 this morning edged him within striking reach of the local hero.
“I’m pretty happy. Yesterday I was solid and this morning, I made a couple of mistakes, missed the greens on 13 and 14 but I made two good up and downs and then make a good birdie on 15. Three pars to finish, I’m happy,” said Pigem.
“This is what we dream of, play in the final group on the last day and try to win the tournament. It’s going to be very exciting for me.
"The positive thing is to enjoy which is the key in this game. On this course, you have to accept your mistakes as you’ll miss a lot of shots.”