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It’s Sharma fever as Rookie Ties for Indian Open Lead – GolfBlogger.co.uk


If he was old enough, Shubhankar Sharma could probably run for mayor and win in New Delhi right now.

The 21-year-old golfing sensation wrote another chapter in his remarkable rise to fame as he shot an even-par to move into a first-place tie with Matt Wallace at the Hero Indian Open.

A late mistake cost Sharma the outright lead. He double-bogeyed No. 17, but salvaged a birdie on 18 to close with a 72.

“I’m just looking forward to playing out there again,” he said. “I just want to have fun. It’s the second week in a row I’m in the leading group. I’m going to draw from my experiences last week. I know it’s going to be a battle out there tomorrow and I’ll be ready for it.

“I kept telling my caddy that this is our home course, you can not overpower this course. So, I told myself, just hang in there. I will hit a few bad shots and I understand that it’s all part of the game. You just have to stay patient. ”

Wallace alo could have had a lead but staggered down the stretch with three bogeys between 13 and 17. He’s 7-under for the tournament, but a whopping 5-over on the back nine through three rounds.

The two have a 1-stroke lead over Stephen Gallacher, who jumped 22 spots thanks to a 67 on Saturday. Gallacher was at even par through seven holes before eagling No. 8. He shot 5-under over the last 10 holes with four birdies, the eagle and a bogey.

Day Two leader Emilliano Grillo took a nosedive on the leaderboard, shooting a 6-over 78. Grillo lost three shots in the first four holes of the tournament and was 3-over through 12 when real trouble hit. He double-bogeyed 13 and 14 back to back, then added another bogey on 15. He did birdie # 18 for the third straight day to get one shot back.



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