Date: December 04, 2010
Author: Steve Orme, Sportal

Chalmers: I will need my best

Western Australian Greg Chalmers admits even his very best golf might not be good enough to catch runaway leader Geoff Ogilvy on day four of the Australian Open presented by Century 21. Chalmers fired the low round of the day on Saturday – a sizzling six-under 66 – to move into a share of third spot at 10-under par. His impressive effort on &aposmoving day&apos was highlighted by a run of five consecutive birdies starting at the 10th hole. But with Ogilvy sitting six shots clear of Chalmers and five in front of his closest pursuer Matt Jones, the 1998 Australian Open champ remains philosophical about his chances. “I think I&aposd have to shoot a low score and then probably even hope that Geoff doesn&apost play as well as he&aposd hoped,” Chalmers said when asked to rate his chances of chasing down the Victorian. “I mean when he gets in this frame of mind – I haven&apost seen how he played today but it certainly doesn&apost look like he&aposs hit too many loose shots.” “And you are talking about one of the top-10 players in the world, or one of the top-20 definitely.” “He&aposs been in the top-10 if he&aposs not there now – I&aposm not sure what his world ranking is (43) … but you&aposre talking about someone who has the ability, when his game is on, to play like a world-class player.” “So I have no illusions that you&aposre going to have to play fantastic to catch him.” Regardless of the final outcome, Chalmers is understandably delighted with his third-round effort. “I played nicely today and it&aposs been coming,” he said. “I played 12 good holes the first two days and unfortunately they keep making these 18-hole golf courses and I&aposve got to play them all.” “So I really did finish it off today which was great and got a bit of momentum going through to the start of the back nine.” “I would have liked to have picked up one more birdie but I&aposve got to be happy with 66.”