Jyoti Randhawa overcame a mid-round lapse when he bogeyed the eighth and ninth, to recover with a three-under 67 that put him in tied tenth place at the end of the third round in the UBS Hong Kong Open.
Randhawa moved up from an overnight 22nd to 10th and can look forward to a top-10.
Randhawa was the best Indian as he overtook an error-hit SSP Chowrasia, who at the midway stage was tied 12th. Chowrasia slipped down the ladder to tied 46th with a three-over 73.
Rahil Gangjee (68) moved to tied 33rd, while Shiv Kapur (72) and Jeev Milkha Singh (70) were tied 50th.
Frenchman Grégory Bourdy produced a classy putting performance to card a bogey-free seven under par 63 and establish a two-stroke lead heading into the final round.
Joint overnight leader Bourdy raced to 16-under par with one of the best rounds of the third day to pull clear of playing partner Robert-Jan Derksen, who dropped just one shot during a 65 that left him on 14 under par.
Last year’s runner-up and The Race To Dubai candidate Rory McIlroy battled to also post a hard fought 65, however he faces a five shot deficit heading into Sunday on 11 under par.
A congested top of the leaderboard also contains Peter Lawrie (66), Miguel Angel Jimenez (63), Francesco Molinari (66) and defending champion Lin Wen-tang (67).