Anirban Lahiri of Bangalore was consistent and repeated his second round score of five under 65 in the third round on Thursday to take a three-shot lead with a total of 12 under 198, in the Aircel PGTI Players' championship on Thursday.

The Delhi duo of Vinod Kumar and Rashid Khan shared second place at nine under 201. Vinod Kumar shot his third consecutive 67 to better his overnight sixth position while the overnight leader Rashid Khan scored a three over 73 to stumble out of the leadership.

Rahil Gangjee of Kolkata, who posted one over-par 71, slipped from his overnight second spot to be tied fourth alongside Indian star Jyoti Randhawa with a total of eight under 202. Shamim Khan (seven under 203), Mukesh Kumar (six under 204) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (five under 205) are placed sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. — Principal Correspondent

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