A flurry of bogeys and double bogeys on the back nine spoiled the card of Shubhankar Sharma, who tumbled from a decent T-48th at the start of the day to a disappointing 72nd at the end of his third round at the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush on Saturday.
Double bogeys on 10th and 11th were followed by a bogey but he had a bogey-bogey on 13 and 14th. Once again on 15th he had a double. The birdie on 18th was somewhat soothing at the end.
He ended the day with a six-over 77 and was 72nd out of the 73 players who have made the cut. He has one more day to repair his scorecard on the final day, which also happens to be his 23rd birthday.
“I sure would like to mark that with a good final round and make some amends,” he said. Sharma was clearly disappointed with the outcome of the day, during which he lost two golf balls, on the fifth and the 15th. He had four birdies, four double bogeys and two other bogeys. Yet, he tried to look at the positives.