New Delhi: Tutul Ali returned to the top of the leaderboard with a steady even-par 70 that gave him a one-shot lead over Mohan Sardar (72) in the Usha-IGU Delhi Junior Golf Championships here at the Qutub Golf Course on Thursday.
Tutul, who held a share of the lead on the first day, was ahead despite a bogey-bogey finish and was at five-over 215. Mohan Sardar was at 216 while Manu Gandas (70) also shot even par and moved to third at 217.
Overnight leader Rohan Rana (76) had a tough day with no birdies through the round. He was tied at fourth with Piyush Sangwan (69), who shot under-par, and Shubham Narain (71) at 219.
Tutul had four birdies, three of which came in the stretch between eighth and 12th, setting the tone for him. He had four bogeys, two of them on the last two holes.
The day`s best score, however, came from Anant Singh Ahlawat (68), who had five birdies against three bogeys. It was also the best card of the week.
Kartik Sharma kept his lead intact in Category B with a round of 75 including a double bogey on par-5 16th hole.
He was at 219 and in overall combined Category A-B, he was fourth.
In Category B itself, Arjun Puri (74) was lying second, seven shots behind leader Kartik. Arjun Prasad (74) was third at 227.
Tutul Ali will play with Mohan Sardar and Manu Gandas in the final round while Category B leader Kartik will go out with Shubham Narain and Piyush Sangwan.