Chinese Taipei, Sept 29 (PTI) Shiv Kapur carded a sedate one-under 71 in the third round to stay as the best Indian after 54 holes at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters on Saturday. Also Read - Newborn Stares Down Doctor Minutes After Coming Into The World, Leaves Netizens Amused

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On another battling day, overnight co-leader Adilson Da Silva of Brazil edged closer to his long-awaited Asian Tour breakthrough after getting to a two-under 70 to grab the outright lead following the penultimate round. Also Read - Trade Ties, Terrorism on Agenda, Republic Day Chief Guest Brazil President Bolsonaro Arrives Today on Four-Day Visit

Jeev Milkha Singh, who has been going through a tough period, was the next best Indian after Kapur. The Chandigarh golfer shot even par 72 and was one-over 217 for three rounds in T-18th place, where he was tied with SSP Chawrasia (71).

Shubhankar Sharma, who seemed set for a good score dropped two bogeys on his second nine and ended at 71 for the day and was T-30 at 3-over 219. Gaganjeet Bhullar (75) was 4-over 220 and T-34th.

The 46-year-old Brazilian, Da Silva, who claimed a second joint runner-up finish in the event 12 months ago, continued to bank on his past experiences as he carded four birdies against two bogeys to lead by one shot on five-under-par 211 total in the USD 850,000 event.

Home hero Lin Wen-tang raised the local hopes after signing for a 70 to share the second place with South African Justin Harding (71), young Thai Jazz Janewattananond (70) and Heungchol Joo of Korea (66) at the fabled Taiwan Golf and Country Club.

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