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Bhullar Tied-32 at British Masters; Wallace, Kinhult share lead

Press Trust of India  |  Southport (UK) 

India's Gaganjeet Bhullar shot one-under 71 for a total of five-under 211 to be placed tied 32nd at the end of the third day of the British Masters golf tournament here Saturday. '

He made a lot of birdies, but he also gave away a bunch of bogeys in his card, just as he has in the first two days.

Meanwhile, there was a keen battle going on between midway leader Matt Wallace (70) and Swede Marcus Kinhult (68), who shared the lead at 14-under.

Kinhult, who began the day at 10-under and two behind the leader, shot 68 to get to 14-under.

Wallace, who played 47 bogey free holes, bogeyed 12th and doubled bogeyed 15th, but fought back for a birdie on 17th for the third successive day to get back to 14-under and tie with Kinhult.

They are two ahead of Richie Ramsay (71).

Bhullar, the only Indian to make the cut, had an up-and-down day as the winds picked up in the afternoon.

Bhullar has had as many as 15 birdies in 54 holes, but he dropped 10 bogeys.

"My game is fine, it is just that the putting has been coming and going," said Bhullar, who played his only Major at Turnberry, exactly 10 years ago in 2009.

"I have one more day to go, so hopefully I can make some move upwards. The birdies are coming in, but I need to avoid the bogeys. But I am feeling confident with my game."


Kinhult is winless on the European Tour and his best is second place in NBO Golf Classic in Oman in 2017.

Wallace has four wins on the European Tour with the biggest one being the Hero Indian Open in 2018. However, he has won amateur titles at Links course, including Lytham.

Richie Ramsay, who also had a double on 10th, had five birdies and three bogeys and was alone at 12-under as tournament host, Tommy Fleetwood (68) and Robert McIntyre (68) finished at 11-under.

Defending champion Eddie Pepperell (70) and Ross Fisher (74) were at nine-under.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 22:26 IST
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