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A fighting 71 takes Sharma to tied 17th in Turkey

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma battled his way to a one-under 71 to lie tied 17th after a roller coaster third round at the Turkish Airlines Open here on Saturday. After dropping five in three in the third round, Sharma waged a hard battle with five birdies in six holes to reach 10-under. The 23-year-old Indian first moved backwards at one stage after seven he was down in the 40s - and then clawed his way back on a day when the pin positions were really tough. Sharma needs more gains on Sunday to get a spot in next week s Nedbank Challenge. Sharma s recovery came in the stretch from eighth to 13th during which he made five birdies. He forced his way into red numbers at one-under but still dropped from overnight T-11 to Tied-17th. Overall he had seven birdies, two doubles and two bogeys. Englishman Matthias Schwab landed an eagle for the third day in a row and had six other birdies. He could even afford a double bogey on par-4 12th and still open up a three-shot lead over a bunch of


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