Shamim Khan of Delhi carded a resolute four-under-68 to emerge as the leader in round three of the PGTI Players Championship being played at the Oxford Golf & Country Club. Khans total moved to 10-under-206 after his third round. Rahil Gangjee of Kolkata returned the days best score of five-under-67 to be placed second. Gangjee is now breathing down Khans neck with a nine-under-207 total.
Khan (71-67-68),who was overnight tied third and one stroke off the lead,earned successive birdies on the fifth and sixth holes and moved up the leaderboard.
Gangjee (72-68-67),climbed from overnight tied eighth to second place after the days best score of 67.
Kolkatas Shankar Das (67-70-71),the overnight joint leader,slipped to third place after returning a 71 on Thursday. His total stands at eight-under-208.
Anirban Lahiri (70-68-71) of Bangalore is in fourth place at seven-under-209. Sri Lankan Mithun Perera (70-70-70) is a stroke back in fifth position.
Delhis Rashid Khan,the overnight joint leader,slipped to tied sixth at five-under-211 after firing a 74 in round three. He shares sixth place with fellow Delhi golfers Chiragh Kumar,Himmat Singh Rai and Vinod Kumar.