Zandvoort, The Netherlands: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh dropped down further on the third day of the KLM Open after carding 75 and 72 respectively in the third round late on Saturday. Bhullar is now tied 66th, while Jeev is 72nd at the event.
Frenchman Romain Wattel will take a three shot cushion into the final round after firing a six under par 64 at Kennemer Golf and Country Club in The Netherlands.
The 23-year-old Frenchman, who is bidding for a maiden European Tour title, posted seven birdies in his opening 16 holes, with his only bogey of the day coming on the 17th. Wattel is 14-under par for the tournament, with Scotland’s Richie Ramsay is his nearest challenger on 11 under par following a round of 65.
Ramsay nearly aced the par three 11th hole for a second consecutive day, stopping his tee shot four feet from the pin, and there was also plenty of drama provided by Englishman Paul Casey, who need to hole his second shot on his final hole -the ninth - for the first round of 59 on The European Tour.
The former Ryder Cup player's approach landed an inch from the cup, but then spun off the green and he could only make bogey, signing for a round of 62 and a ten under par total, leaving him four shots back in third place.
Defending champion, and home favourite, Joost Luiten made an impressive fightback from a quadruple-bogey nine on the second hole, carding eight birdies and one bogey in a round of 67. He is six shots adrift in a share of sixth position with Frenchman Gary Stal and Englishman Simon Dyson, the three-time KLM Open Champion.