BANGKOK (AFP) – Australia’s Marcus Fraser battled his way into a one-stroke lead after firing a two-under 70 in the third round of the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club on Saturday.
Fraser, on five-under for the tournament, staved off a determined challenge from India’s Anirban Lahiri who shot up the leaderboard to move into second place with an impressive four-under 68.
A further shot back, on three-under, were the formidable trio of US Open champion Martin Kaymer, Ryder Cup star Lee Westwood and the exciting English player Tommy Fleetwood.
In sole sixth place was Jonathan Moore of the US, while England’s Simon Griffiths moved into joint seventh with the lowest score of the day, a fine 66 that notched up an impressive seven birdies and one bogey.
After two days of blustery conditions, the gusting winds eased off a little in the afternoon.
But it was nonetheless another difficult day for the pack with a menacing rough continuing to take its toll on wayward drives.