Gurugram’s Manu Gandas was able to maintain his overnight five-shot lead with a three-under 64 on the third round at the Golconda Masters Telangana Open at the Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) course.
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In search of his maiden pro title win, Manu dominated the show while totalling 20-under 186 (64-58-64). He went through a mixed day three with three birdies, two bogeys and an eagle. After leading for three successive days, Manu sat in eighth place in the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Order of Merit with five top-10. His only upside was the front-nine from the bunker for par on the sixth while having missed the short birdie and bogeyed the seventh after finding the water hazard.
The 25-year-old managed to keep his five-shot advantage despite finding the water hazard. “It was a decent round but not up to my expectations as I missed a lot of short birdie putts. However, today’s three-under (64) is a handy score and would mean less pressure on me in the final round on the morrow,” said Manu Gandas, reports the Indian Express
Due to heavy rains in the past two days the waterlogging in specific areas of the HGA course resulted in Hole No.3 to reduce from Par-4 to Par-3 along with the change in hole number 6 and hole number 18 which concluded round three within 67 instead of the usual 71.