DIGBOI, Nov 20 - Kolkata�s Shankar Das and Noida�s Gaurav Pratap Singh stormed into the joint lead in round three of the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2015 being played on the Digboi Golf Links here. Das and Singh posted scores of six-under-66 and five-under-67 respectively to take their three-day tally to 13-under-203. Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, the overnight leader, slipped to third place at 12-under-204 after his third round of 70. Shankar Das (66-71-66), who started the day in tied fifth, three off the lead, had a quiet first seven holes as he made pars all through.
However, the two-time winner here started turning on the heat with some top-class chip-putt birdies on the seventh and ninth. Shankar then followed up a couple of accurate wedge shots with seven-feet conversions to add two more birdies on the 11th and 12th. Gaurav Pratap Singh (65-71-67), the first round leader, also revived his campaign with a 67 on day three after having slipped to tied third in round two. After making birdie-bogey on the third and fourth he produced a spectacular chip-in for birdie on the sixth which was followed by a chip-putt birdie on the seventh.
Gaurav recovered well from a tough spot from 40 yards out on the ninth to salvage a valuable birdie. He took away birdies on the 11th and 15th, despite missing out on eagle opportunities from 10 feet and five feet respectively.