Calcutta: In a stunning fightback, Uttam Singh Mundy upstaged Mukesh Kumar from the leaderboard and won the pole position after the third and penultimate round of the Rs. 9.5 lakh Surya Nepal Masters at the par-72 Gokarna Forest Golf Resort course in Kathmandu on Friday.
According to information received here, Mundy battled hard in the closing stages of the round and produced some magical recovery shots en route to a three-under 69, which propelled him to the top of the leaderboard at 12-under 204.
Mundy’s citymate and defending champion Firoz Ali, moved up to second place at 10-under 206 with a round of four-under 68, while Amritinder Singh took the third place at 209 following a round of two-under 70.
Mukesh made five bogeys and a double bogey in a round of five-over 77 to drop down to tied fourth place at six-under 210.
Mundy, who won the competition back in 1997, was in stunning form as he dropped 20-footer putts for successive birdies on the first and second holes.
He then repeated the act on the 18th hole, and provided enough drama in between to thrill his followers.