Date: November 18, 2018
Author: Martin Blake @ The Lakes

3.30 UPDATE: Ancer within a breath of #AusOpenGolf triumph

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Mexico’s Abraham Ancer is within touching distance of winning the #AusOpenGolf on the final day at The Lakes.

Barring a disaster, Ancer will win the Open comfortably. Through 11 holes of the final round, he was 16-under overall and three-under for the day, five shots clear of Dimi Papadotas of Australia who is at 11-under.

The Mexican world No. 96 began the day with a five-shot lead and has had a buffer of as many as seven.

His chip-in for birdie off the bank behind the flag at the par-four fourth was the highlight of his day.

Papadotas, who has been playing on the Challenge Tour in Europe, has picked up five shots today.

He is tied-second with Jake McLeod of Queensland, last week’s New South Wales Open winner.

Japanese teenager Keita Nakajima (nine-under through 11 holes) and Victorian David Micheluzzi (eight-under through 14 holes) are in a ding-dong battle for the leading amateur silver medal.