MELBOURNE (AFP) – Defending champion Adam Scott admitted Saturday that he was “battling” at the Australian Masters as he moved to within four shots of the lead going into the final round.
Scott, chasing his third straight Masters title, said he plans on attacking the pin early in Sunday’s final round in Melbourne to put the heat on the front-runners.
Australian Paul Spargo is the leader at eight-under par, one shot clear of fellow countryman Michael Wright, who led over the first two rounds.
Despite being four shots off the lead Scott, the 2013 Augusta Masters champion, still feels he is a strong chance of triumphing.
Scott fired a one-under 71 in the third round to sit four-under on 212 and admitted he was “battling” to find any momentum so far in the tournament.