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2019 Nigeria Masters Day 3: Torgah sputters to 76 after hot start




After a solid performance in the first two rounds, Vincent Torgah made three bogeys and a double bogey on the opening nine and went ahead to shoot 4-over 76, leaving the African Tour foremost player see his seven stroke lead diminish to four after the third round on Friday.


Torgah's  round fell apart after his bogey at No. 10 that followed a par at No. 9, as he shot 39 in his back nine in glorious conditions at the IBB International Golf Course in Abuja.


Two over for his round arriving at the 1st tee, he sent  his drive right into a water hazard and wound up making a double-bogey 6 and followed it with an early birdie on the second hole. And finished the first nine with a one over par.  Another wayward drive led to a bogey at the 10th and 13th  before finding the rough on the 18th and ended up for a bogey too .


Patrick Paul didn't drop a shot in his front nine for a brilliant two_under par 34, but a bogey on the 10th and two other consecutive bogey's on the 13th and 14th holes saw the Nigerian finish his round at one_over par and now four shots off the pace @_one_under_par heading into the final round.


Though Torgah remains the man to beat at this years Nigeria Masters two other players are still in contention including 2019 B&E champion, Zimbabwe's Visitor Mapwanya and Nigeria's Kabiru Haruna who at both tied for the third spot on the leaderboard @_two_over par after 54 holes of play. While Sunday Olapade sits solo fifth on the leaderboard. 


Despite a 72 and 80 in the first two rounds Southeast Shootout champion Francis Epe shot the lowest round on day 3 with after returning a one_under 71 to surge up the leaderboard by five spots from twelfth to seventh and now seven_over par heading into the deciding day of the 2019 Nigeria Masters.

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