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Madappa, Chikka best Indians at 22nd, Sharma slips to 30th in Malaysia

Young guns Viraj Madappa (70) and S Chikkarangappa (68) were the best-placed Indians at tied 22nd after three rounds of the Maybank Championship here Saturday. Chikka leapfrogged 33 places, while Madappa, who won his maiden Asian Tour title last year, went up eight spots. Defending champion, Shubhankar Sharma (74) had a rough day after rising up to fifth place. The 22-year-old was pushed back by bogeys on fifth and sixth and then 13th and 14th. His birdies were on first and 18th. At the end of the third day, he was lying T-30 alongside SSP Chawrasia (70). Ajeetesh Sandhu (72) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (75) were Tied-51 was Tied-67 respectively. Spain s Elvira Nacho reclaimed his place atop the leader board by posting a six-under-par 66 to snatch the outright third round lead. The 32-year-old had earlier taken a share of the opening round lead but slipped a spot down after carding a 72 on Friday. The Spaniard however, responded well by compiling a three-day total of 13-under-par 203 to ...

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