Richie Ramsay of Scotland held on to his lead despite struggling with a cold putter in the third round of the Hero Indian Open golf here yesterday. Ramsay, who has held on to the lead since Day One, posted a one-under-par 70 for 11-under-par 202 to hold a narrow one-shot lead over Jaakko Makitalo of Finland. “I found it tough to play with the wind blowing all over the place.
It is surprising to be leading in a tournament with the way I putted. If I can putt better, then I think there’s a better score out there,” said Ramsay, a two-time winner in Europe.
Meanwhile, Shiv Kapur got himself to a tied ninth position (three-under 68) after firing four birdies against one bogey to take his three-day total to seven-under 206. “It was nice to finish with a birdie, for every shot counts.
I was once again good from tee to green, but didn’t hole many putts and that’s been the story of the week.” Besides Kapur, there were five other Indians who were five shots behind the Scotsman, including three-time winner Jyoti Randhawa (67); homeboys Anirban Lahiri (66), who had the day’s best card of 66 and amateur S Chikkrangappa (67); Chiragh Kumar (67) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (70).