Shubhankar Sharma shines again to keep control in Mexico

Debutant Shubhankar Sharma of India shot a five-under round of 66 to move to the top of the leaderboard at the World Golf Championships at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City

Holding a two-shot lead over most of the world's best players overnight, Sharma had a putt for a third eagle on the hole in three days but raced his ball seven past in his excitement.

Sharma started the third round solidly with three birdies in the first six holes but was a mediocre one-over the rest of the way. After clipping a tree and going into the bunker on the 18th, he holed a 15-foot par putt for a 2-under-par 69.

That left him 18 holes away from capping off his awesome rise. Sharma played in a twosome with Malaysia's Gavin Kyle Green on Friday, and with Xander Schauffele (70) and Rafa Cabrera Bello (69) on Saturday. Depending on how things play out on Sunday he can move into the top 25 in the world ranking - the highest ranking by a player from India - secure a start in the next World Golf Championship in three weeks and, with a victory, earn a trip to his first major at Augusta National.

Sharma has one round left to hold off a few of golf's biggest names - starting with Mickelson.

The two will play in the final group along with England's Tyrrell Hatton (64) on Sunday.

Another shot back was Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world and defending champion, who managed a 68 despite playing the par 5s on the back nine in 1 over. According to Gulf News, Mohan Lal quit the armed forces six years ago to help his son pursue golf, thanks to the help of an army colleague, Tusha Lahiri, who is the father of two-time European Tour victor Anirban Lahiri.

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Sharma was at 13-under 200.

He rolled in a 16-foot birdie putt at 14 to reclaim sole possession of the lead, and he was two clear even after his bogey at 16. Sharma is eyeing to become the first since Jim Benepe at the 1988 Western Open to win a first US PGA Tour title in the tour debut. But he dropped a shot on the 16th, and then came up short in the water on the par-3 17th and made double bogey. "I've been having to chase a little bit, so I need to improve and get a little bit better".

Tolles had an 11-under 135 total.

SINGAPORE - Florida teenager Nelly Korda shot a third-round 7-under 65 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead at the LPGA Tour's Women's World Championship after Danielle Kang made her first bogeys of the tournament to slip back into second place.

Thomas' strong Day 3 wasn't enough to catch the leader, but he sits now four strokes back with one round to play.

"Got a pretty good jump-start on that", said Thomas, who was at 9-under 204. I had an exam the next day, so I studied all day for the exam just so that I could watch him play. "Obviously a dream come true for me to be playing in this tournament and obviously leading, that's just fantastic", Sharma said.

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