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Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 6:49:00 PM
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Wisut Artjanawat in a file photo. He carded a 65 on the third day of the PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship to continue his lead with a three-day total of 199. – AFP Photo / World Sport Group / Khalid Redza
PETALING JAYA: Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat maintained his lead in the PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship with a seven-under 65 in the third round.
The 32-year-old Wisut fired six straight birdies from the eighth hole at the Harvard Golf and Country Club in Sungai Petani, Kedah, on Friday as he compiled a three-day score of 17-under 199 for a two-shot lead over local Nicholas Pua, who also returned with a 65.
First-round leader Malcolm Kokocinski of Sweden was four shots back from Wisut after signing for a 65 to share third place with Taiwan’s Chan Shih-chang (67) and Malaysia’s R. Nachimuthu (65) in the RM200,000 season-opening Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Wisut, who traded nine birdies against two bogeys, is not thinking of a victory just yet despite holding a two-shot lead heading into Saturday’s final round.
“I maintained my form and was consistent with my game. I will try not to keep thinking about winning the game just yet. But the six straight birdies was a pleasant surprise. Hopefully, I continue to do the same tomorrow,” said Wisut.
Local hope Nicholas received a huge confidence boost after shooting his career’s best score since turning professional in 2007.
“My ball striking was good and I was lucky enough to sink some crucial putts. I’m happy with how I played today as it’s my best round so far,” said Nicholas, who eagled 18th after putting in from about 15 feet with a five-wood.
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