Jeev Milkha Singh turned in a strong finish with two birdies in last three holes to card a four-under 68 that saw him make a smart move up from 49th to 29th place at the end of the third round of the Ballantine's Championships golf here.
However, the other two Indians who made the cut, Anirban Lahiri (71) and Digvijay Singh (78) slipped down.
Jeev after a par-par start birdied three of the next five holes but a bogey on eighth set him back. He birdied 12th but gave that back on 13th, before finding two more birdies on 16th and 18th for a 68.
Lahiri birdied the second, third and seventh and was three-under through 10 holes. He then ran into trouble with a double bogey on 11th, but a birdie on 14th served him well.
However, he dropped a shot on 18th and ended at 71 to be one-under through 54 holes and in tied 35th place.
Digvijay had a nightmare in the middle of the round when he triple bogeyed the ninth and tenth holes and ended at 78 to be five-over for three rounds and tied 68th.
Austria's Bernd Wiesberger broke free of the chasing pack when he signed for a seven-under-par 65 to take the third round lead.