On a day when sub-par cards came at a premium, Shiv Kapur's fortunes also took a tumble, as he turned in a two-over 74 to slip to the tied sixth spot, after the penultimate round of the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open golf tournament in Siem Reap on Saturday.
Overnight tied second, Kapur is, however, still in the hunt for a top-five finish with a total of five-under 211, which is just five shots behind leader Craig Smith (71) of Wales.
Even-par after the first four holes, Kapur stumbled to his first bogey on the fifth, which left him one-over at the turn.
A couple of bogeys against a lone birdie in the back nine didn't help matters much as Kapur slipped on the leaderboard.
Other Indians in fray couldn't break par either with overnight joint 13th Vikrant Chopra sliding to the tied 28th spot.
Chopra, who returned a 75, is one-under overall and shares the 28th spot with, among others, compatriot Rahil Gangjee (73).
Further down, Anirban Lahiri was tied 33rd after a 75 in the penultimate round left him even-par overall.
Amandeep Johl was second from bottom after a nightmarish 81 today left his three-day total at 10-over 226.