Richie Ramsay of Scotland maintained a narrow one-stroke lead as he returned a 1-under 70 in the third round for an 11-under 202 total at the Indian Open on Saturday.
Ramsay, a two-time European Tour winner who held a three-stroke lead after the second round, fired three birdies but also bogeyed two holes because of some mediocre putting.
Jaakko Makitalo of Finland, looking for a maiden Asian Tour title, was a stroke behind on 203 after a third-round score of 68.
The Thai pair of Panuphol Pittayarat and Thaworn Wiratchant along with James Morrison of England were joint third on 204.
Seven players were within three strokes of Ramsay, who has held the lead since the first round.
''I found it tough to play with the wind blowing all over the place,'' Ramsay said. ''I needed to make some putts which I didn't. It is surprising to be leading in a tournament with the way I putted. If I can putt better, then I think there's a better score out there.''
Ramsay said he was not worried abo...