Overnight leader Samarth Dwivedi shot a three-under 69 to establish a three-stroke lead at the Tata Steel Southern India amateur golf tournament at the KGA course here on Wednesday.

Dwivedi had carded a four-under 68 on the first day.

Dwivedi, who played the back nine first, took the turn at one-under par. He then made birdies on the first, fourth and the ninth holes, but bogeyed on the fourth to finish three-under.

Top scores (after 36 holes): 137: Samarth Dwivedi (68, 69); 140: Pratap Atwal (70, 70); 142: Pukhraj Singh Gill (73, 69), Viraj Madappa (69, 73); 144: Jasjeet Singh (72, 72); 145: Syed Saqib Ahmed (73, 72); 147: Aman Raj (78, 69), Udayan Mane (75, 72), Arjun Sharma (77, 70); 148: Zubin Nijhawan (72, 76), Jaibir Singh (74, 74), Hemendra Choudhary (76, 72), Yuvraj Sandhu (75,73).

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