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Saturday, 21 July 2018
Shubhankar Sharma  (Getty Images)
Shubhankar Sharma (Getty Images)
Shubhankar Sharma described playing Carnoustie as “the best birthday gift” after a third round 71 at the Open Championship.

The Indian, twice a winner on the European Tour this season, turned 22 on Saturday.

Three birdies and three bogeys secured a level par round for Sharma, keeping him two over for the tournament.

“This is the best birthday gift for me, just playing at the Open,” he said.

“Perfect - it wasn't like yesterday. Perfect weather for us today. It's the best way to spend my birthday.

“It was a great day. I would have liked to have played a little bit better than I did, but again, I'm very happy that I'm playing today. 

“I thought I played pretty well today, just didn't make enough putts. And even though I made that birdie on the second, which was a good start, I couldn't really capitalise on that start.”
 

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