Moscow: Gaganjeet Bhullar struggled on the moving day and slipped down considerably as he carded a three-over 75 with three bogeys and a double bogey to be tied 18th after being fifth overnight at the M2M Russian Open.
Bhullar is now three-under 213 and will need a very good final round to get into the top-10.
Meanwhile SSP Chowrasia, who made the cut on the line, improved his position with an even par 72 and he is now two-over 218 in tied 52nd place.
At the top, Scotland`s Peter Whiteford goes head to head with Englishman David Horsey in the final round.
Whiteford, 33, fired a six-under par 66 in the third round at Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club to
catch up with Horsey, who signed for a 70, and at 13 under.
The pair are four shots clear of Scotland`s Scott Jamieson (69), Italian Andrea Pavan (64) and Belgian Thomas Pieters (72).
Whiteford, who is 190th in The Race to Dubai having only made four cuts all season, had a brilliant front nine, notching five birdies and an eagle against one dropped shot, then played the back nine in level par.