Thomas Aiken dominated Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in 62 blows on Saturday, moving into pole position at the Avantha Masters with his 18-under-par total.
ÂIt was very enjoyable and I didnÂt really think about it too much. YouÂve got to have an idea of what you want to do and if you stick to that itÂll pay off,Â he said.
With a European Tour win already tucked under his belt, Aiken is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard, and heÂs leading the tournament that compatriot Jbe Kruger won last year.
ÂThis will definitely be one of my best rounds,Â said Aiken. ÂI managed to stay calm and do what was necessary, and IÂm very happy about that. IÂve given myself a good chance, and thatÂs what we are here to do.Â
He looked as cool as ever on Saturday whilst racking up an impressive 10-under-par for the day.
The 29-year-old got off to hot start, making birdie at the first and an eagle at the second. After that there was no looking back, and Aiken spattered his card with a further seven birdies to outstrip the field by three strokes.
ÂI was hitting my irons close and the little stick was working today, and I holed some really nice putts and walked away with a really nice score!Â he said.
BrazilÂs Adilson da Silva, a Sunshine Tour veteran, hung on with a Saturday 72. He stuck in there in a share of 23rd, thanks largely to his Friday 65.