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Nicholas Fung lies third overall on 207, only two shots behind leader R. Nachimuthu going into Sunday. - AFP pic
PETALING JAYA: R. Nachimuthu was rock steady en route to carding a two-under 70 in the third round to retain his lead at the PGM MNRB Sarawak Masters on Saturday.
Nachimuthu, winner of the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s Order of Merit in 2011, has a three-day total of 11-under 205 for a one-shot lead over Thailand’s Jakraphan Premsirigorn in the RM200,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung signed for a 71 to take third spot on 207 while Filipino Rufino Bayron, the brother of reigning ADT Order of Merit winner Jay Bayron, surged into contention with a bogey-free 68 for fourth at the Sarawak Golf Club.
Nachimuthu, who returned this morning to complete his second round, mixed his card with four birdies against two bogeys.
“I missed some putts today but, overall, I’m happy with how I played. I’m reading the greens better. I just hope to stay focused on my game and win tomorrow,” said the 42-year-old, as he put himself in prime position for a maiden win on the ADT.
Jakraphan, who suffered a one-stroke penalty for slow play on the 14th, is determined to mount a late charge when he returns for the final round.
“I guess I was really unlucky today to get penalised for slow play but it didn’t really affect my game,” said the 21-year-old Jakraphan.
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R. Nachimuthu, golf, Sarawak Masters, Professional Golf of Malaysia, Asian Tour, Jakraphan Premsirigorn, Nicholas Fung, Rufino Bayron
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