Grenville-Wood in action at the Delhi Challenge
Grenville-Wood in action at the Delhi Challenge Image Credit: Challenge Tour

The UAE’s Joshua Grenville-Wood capitalised on moving day at the Delhi Challenge, carding a sublime eight under par 64 to surge to the top of the leaderboard alongside Martin Couvra and Jack Senior.

The 25-year-old started the day in a share of 11th at Classic Golf & Country Club but quickly made his way up the leaderboard with three birdies on the front nine.

The UAE passport holder then found another gear on the back nine, carding four birdies, an eagle and one bogey to sign for 64 and share the lead after 54 holes in the Challenge Tour event.

If he were to go on and win the tournament tomorrow, he would become the first player from the UAE to win on the Challenge Tour, which is the official feeder Tour to the DP World Tour.

“It was really solid today, left a couple of chances out there on the front nine after missing a few putts from inside 8ft,” Grenville-Wood told Gulf News.

“I hung in there nicely, birdied nine and ten before three putting twelve, which was a shame. But I had a really strong finish, I knew I could play them last few holes really well and I did just that, so its great.

“I’m just going to go out there and give it a good go tomorrow. I’ve been chasing a win for a while now, I’ve had plenty of runner-up finishes but never a first. I’ve learned a lot, so I know what I need to do tomorrow to go out there and win. We’re going to give it a go.”

Senior made a hole-in-one late on day three to move into a share of the lead, while Couvra birdied the final hole to remain at the top of the leaderboard for the third successive day.

Tapio Pulkkanen, the Challenge Tour’s Order of Merit winner in 2017, shot a spellbinding bogey-free 62 to move into a share of fourth alongside five-time DP World Tour winner Alex Levy.

Grenville-Wood gets his final round underway tomorrow at 8:59am GST.