Feroz grabs lead at IGU Haryana Juniors Golf Championship
Gurgaon: Chandigarh lad Feroz Singh Garewal shot a superb round of five-under par 67 to take a six-shot lead at the end of the third round of the IGU Haryana Junior Golf Championship at the Golden Greens Golf Club here on Thursday.
Feroz`s three-day total stands at an impressive four-under par 212.
Overnight leader Piyush Sangwan shot a 74 to share the second spot with a fast improving Kartikey Vashist, who submitted a card of one-under 71 for a 54-hole total of 218.
Manu Gandas was fourth at 220, while Viraj Madappa and Pukhraj Singh Gill were tied for the fifth spot at 226.
Anant Singh Ahlawat and Jairaj Singh Sandhu shared the seventh spot at 230.
A close battle is on the card for top honours in Category B as Karandeep Kochhar and Karan Sharma were tied for lead with a total of 233.
Kartik Sharma was lying third at 234, while Arjun Puri was fourth at 236. Jaiveer Singh was fifth at 237 and Arjun Prasad and Vignesh Thakur were tied for the sixth place at 238.
Feroz began with a determined approach and made a solid start. A birdie on the second was followed by another on the sixth before making a birdie-birdie finish on his front nine to take the turn at four-under.
After a spate of pars on the back nine, Feroz saved one more stroke on the 14th. The only mistake of the day came on the par-3 16th where he ended up with a bogey.
A birdie on the very next hole nullified the error as he turned in with a card of five-under.
"I have been playing well since last week. It was just a matter of making birdies, which I ended up making today.
"A four-shot lead is not that huge but I shall definitely try and replicate my efforts in the final round," said Feroz.