Yangon: Ajeetesh Sandhu (70) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (71) were both tied 38th after the third and penultimate round of the Zaykabar Myanmar Open on Saturday.
Sandhu, who was lying 56th made a good upward move with four birdies against two bogeys, while Bhullar, four birdies and three bogeys. The duo is at five-under 211 for 54 holes.
All other Indians missed the cut earlier on.
Scott Hend of Australia kept pace in his title charge after shooting a three-under-par 69 to take a one-shot lead after the third round.
Hend will be on a mission of ending a three-year title drought but will need to overcome the challenge from Thai rising star Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who shot a 69 for a 201 total at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club.
Title holder Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan kept his hopes of retaining the title alive when he posted a 67 to share third place with Marcus Both (68) of Australia, a two-time Asian Tour winner and Ben Fox (69) of the United States on 202 in the USD 300,000 event.