WGC-Mexico Championship: Shubhankar Sharma leads as Phil Mickelson makes move

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Indian Shubhankar Sharma (Getty Pictures)

Shubhankar Sharma will carry a two-shot lead into the ultimate spherical of the WGC-Mexico Championship as Phil Mickelson surged into rivalry on Saturday.

Sharma, 21, carded a 2-underneath sixty nine within the third spherical on the Membership de Golf Chapultepec to move into thirteen underneath.

The Indian, whose first of two European Tour wins got here on the Joburg Open in December, is 2 photographs away from the chasing pack.

Mickelson, the 2009 champion, is among the many group of 4 in a tie for second after firing a 6-underneath sixty five.

The American — who has completed within the prime six in his previous three begins — went by means of bogey-free to cost into rivalry.

Sergio Garcia (sixty nine), Tyrrell Hatton (sixty four) and Rafa Cabrera Bello (sixty nine) are additionally at eleven beneath.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson is a shot additional again after carding a three-underneath sixty eight.

He’s joined by American countrymen Pat Perez (sixty eight), Brian Harman (sixty eight) and Xander Schauffele (70) at 10 beneath.

Final yr’s PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas produced the spherical of the day with a shocking 9-beneath sixty two — a course document.

The American holed an eagle, eight birdies and a bogey to move into 9 beneath general, sitting outright tenth.

Jordan Spieth (sixty nine) is at 7 beneath, two photographs forward of Jon Rahm (70) and Rickie Fowler (70).

Englishman Ross Fisher (sixty nine) delivered one of many moments of the day with a gap-in-one on the third.