Lahiri drops to tied 68 as putter fails him in third round

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Charlotte: India’s Anirban Lahiri struggled with his putter and slipped from tied 43rd to joint 68th by the end of the third day of the prestigious PGA Championships at Quail Hollow.

Lahiri shot five-over 76 and his total went to eight-over 221.

Later today, Lahiri will try and gain some confidence for the coming weeks, including the FedExCup play-offs.

Kevin Kisner (72) stayed ahead but only by a shot over Hideki Matsuyama (73), whose game seemed to have deserted him.

Also tied second was the world No. 203 Chris Stroud (71).

Justin Thomas (69) and Louis Oosthuizen (71) were tied fourth at five-under, while Grayson Murray (73) was sixth at three-under.

Lahiri missed a bunch of putts and messed up a couple of chips, but he did have a great day off the tees, from where he was very accurate.

Lahiri said, “I would be putting things mildly if I said I was only disappointed. It was one of those days, when nothing went my way. I missed a lot of putts, including two very small ones.”