Murthy snatches lead

GURGAON: Bangalore's R. Murthy jumped to a one-stroke lead past overnight leader Vijay Kumar after the penultimate round of the Solaris Chemtech Open golf championship at the Classic Golf Resort here on Friday.

Murthy fired a five-under 67 for a three-round tally of 10-under 206. Vijay Kumar, the leader on the first two days, could only manage a 72 and slipped to the second spot at 207.