Kuala Lumpur: Gaganjeet Bhullar continued to sizzle at the $6.1 million CIMB Classic as he charged back into contention with a big move from 23rd overnight to 10th after a third round of six-under-par 65 here on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Indian ended the day in equal 10th place on 11-under-par 202, tying with 14-time Major champion Tiger Woods and inaugural CIMB champion Ben Crane.
Playing his ninth week in a row, Bhullar will start the final day five shots behind joint leaders Bo Van Pelt, who shot a stunning 62, and Robert Garrigus at the Mines Resort and Golf Club.
Anirban Lahiri, the other Indian in the field, shot a three-under 68 but still dropped two places to 25th, down from 23rd. Lahiri had six birdies and three bogeys.
Van Pelt flirted with golf’s magical 59 as he was 11 under par through 17 holes. But he disappointingly dropped a double bogey on the 18th hole. Garrigus overcame a sluggish start by finishing with three closing birdies for a 69 and shared the lead on 16-under-par 197.
South African Jbe Kruger, third on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit, kept himself in the title hunt with a 69 putting him two strokes back. (Agencies)