Veer Ahlawat leads by two shots after round 3 of Players Championship

Key Highlights –

 → Veer Ahlawat pulls ahead by two shots on round 3 of Players Championship 2020 

→ Aman Raj in second; Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan fires consecutive eagles, a first on PGTI, climbs to tied 16th.

→ Shubhankar Sharma occupies tied 32nd.

{Press Release}: Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat shot a seven-under-65 to pull ahead by two shots on the penultimate day of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort. Veer’s total stood at 19-under-197 at the Rs. 30 lakh event.

Patna’s Aman Raj fired a 67 to occupy a second place at 17-under-199 at the second event of the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season.

Bengaluru’s Mari Muthu made two eagles en route his 66 to move into third place at 15-under-201.

Gurugram-based Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan became the first player on the PGTI to have achieved the rare feat of making consecutive eagles, both eagle-twos, during his round of 66. He closed the day in tied 16th place at six-under-210.

Shubhankar Sharma, the pre-tournament favourite and defending champion, carded a 72 in round three to lie tied 32nd at even-par-216.

Veer Ahlawat (67-65-65), the overnight joint leader, shot a second straight 65 on Thursday to open up a two-shot lead. He was solid through the first 10 holes making three birdies and an eagle. Two of Ahlawat’s early birdies came from close range, a result of his good ball-striking. On the 10th, Veer made a great recovery from the rough with a nine-iron approach that landed seven feet from the pin and led to an eagle.

Veer said, “I was hitting pretty solid and whatever birdies I made were within 10 feet. I found most of the fairways today and my second shots were generally close to the flag. My short-iron and wedge shots were quite accurate today. 

Aman Raj (65-67-67), the overnight joint leader along with Ahlawat, continued as a top contender as a result of his 67 on day three. His round featured six birdies and a bogey.

Pune-based Udayan Mane and Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa returned scores of 67. While Mane was placed fourth at 14-under-202, Chikka was a further shot back in the fifth position.

Gurugram’s Manu Gandas shot the day’s best score of 64. He was placed tied eighth at nine-under-20. 

Shubhankar Sharma mixed three birdies with a bogey and a double-bogey in his round of 72. He was in tied 32nd place.

Posted on: 14-Feb-2020
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