Suri bids for Indian Open glory

Updated: 17/08/2022


Julian Suri and Callum Shinkwin share the lead at the Indian Open.

Julian Suri is hoping to keep a clear head during his final round at the Indian Open after a double bogey on the 18th saw him slip back into a share of the lead with Callum Shinkwin (Suri 5/4, Shinkwin 7/4 – Indian Open outright).

American Suri has reached the 18th hole of his third round on 13-under par but found the hazard with his tee shot before going on to record a disappointing seven.

That left him in a tie for the lead on -11 with England’s Shinkwin, whose four-under-par 68 contained five birdies and just one bogey.

Masahiro Kawamura (13/2) fought back from a disastrous triple bogey eight on the par-five eighth to card seven birdies in a round of 68 and the Japanese star will begin his final 18 holes just two strokes off the pace.

A strong back nine saw Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher (11/1) sign for a 67 and move up to fourth on -8, while Robert Karlsson (20/1) of Sweden could only manage a round of 73 to reach -7.

There are a number of possible winners but the leading duo hold all the aces, and Suri feels he must cope with anything that is thrown at him during the final 18 holes to win his second European Tour title.

“I think a couple of the mistakes I made today were after long waits on the tee box and that was quite a long wait on 18,” he said.

“No excuses, totally my fault, and I need to compose myself better and I think that is a bit of a learning curve for me after being out of tournament golf for a while now.”

Odds subject to change.

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