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Shiv Kapur best Indian at tied 13th in Manila Masters

Shiv Kapur and Chiragh Kumar carded five-under 67 each and were the only Indians to move up the leaderboard after the third round of the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com.

Shiv Kapur best Indian at tied 13th in Manila Masters

Manila: Shiv Kapur and Chiragh Kumar carded five-under 67 each and were the only Indians to move up the leaderboard after the third round of the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com.

Kapur moved to seven-under 209 and was tied 13th despite a closing bogey. Chiragh, who was 41st overnight, moved to 21st with a 67 that like Kapur had six birdies and one bogey.

Among the other Indians, Arjun Atwal (72) slipped from overnight 15th to 31st at four-under 212, while Rashid Khan (74), tied with Atwal after the second round, slipped to 42nd.

Rahil Gangjee (73) and Himmat Rai (74) were tied 53rd and Jeev Milkha Singh (72) was tied 55th.

Meanwhile, Singapore's Mardan Mamat cruised into a four-shot lead after firing a sparkling six-under 66 on Saturday.

The 47-year-old, who has held a share of the first and second round lead, put himself in prime position to lift a fourth Asian Tour victory at Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club after a round that included seven birdies against a lone bogey for a three-day total of 17-under 199.

Thai hotshot Kiradech Aphibarnrat birdied the last hole for a 68 to ensure a final round match-up with Mardan in what is the richest golf tournament in the Philippines while Frenchman Lioniel Weber fired a superb 64 to move into third place, five behind the leader.

American Berry Henson, who also carded a 64, settled for a share of fourth place with Malaysia's Nicholas Fung, who returned a 68. Last year's runner-up Prom Meesawat of Thailand produced a new course record of 63 which included seven birdies and one eagle that left him in tied ninth place on 208.

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