Sharma maintains two-shot lead

04 March 2018 06:34:11 EST

Shubhankar Sharma remains two shots out in front going into the final round of the the WGC-Mexico Championship after a third-round 69.

The 21-year-old Indian went into Saturday's action boasting a two-shot lead and looked set to drop one of those until he saved par at the 18th to maintain the cushion over the rest of the field at Golf Club de Chapultepec.

"(I) obviously made a few mistakes on the greens but the greens are tough this week so I think everyone's making a few mistakes.

Shubhankar Sharma

Sharma knows he will have to continue playing at the top of his game as Masters champion Sergio Garcia, five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton and Rafa Cabrera Bello are in the chasing pack on 11-under for the tournament.

He said: "I'm really happy with the way I played today, stuck in there.

"(I) obviously made a few mistakes on the greens but the greens are tough this week so I think everyone's making a few mistakes. So I wasn't too hard on myself. (I'm) very, very happy that I could grind out a par on the last hole.

"Tomorrow will be a lot of fun. Obviously Phil is a legend in the game of golf and I've seen him on TV for as many years as I can remember. I met him for the first time today and it's great that I'm paired with him."

Defending champion Dustin Johnson will no doubt feel he can retain his title on Sunday as he sits just three shots off the lead, while Justin Thomas' course-record 62 sees him another shot further behind as he looks to secure back-to-backs wins following his Honda Classic success last week.

Sharma is priced at 2000/1 to win the WGC-Mexico Championship, while Mickelson is available at 4/11, Johnson is 800/1 and Thomas can be backed at 11/5.

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