Date: August 05, 2007

Allan alive

Steve Allan has kept his chances of a win at the Reno-Tahoe Open alive despite an up and down third round. Allan recorded six birdies and three bogeys on his way to a three under round of 69 and sits in a share of second on ten under five shots behind leader Steve Flesch. Flesch has a comfortable five-stroke lead after Saturday&aposs third round of the Reno-Tahoe Open. The 40-year-old carded a three-under-par 69 and finished strong with two of his five birdies on numbers 17 and 18 to sit at 15-under 201 at Montreux Golf and Country Club. Flesch leads a trio of golfers, including John Merrick, who finished four-under to pull into a second-place tie with Steve Allan and Todd Fischer at 206. Charles Warren, who is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory, is a stroke back at nine-under. Steve Elkington carded a blemish-free 69, which included three birdies, to go to eight under the card with one round left in the tournament. Kevin Stadler, who was tied for 38th place after the second round, did Merrick one better with a five-under 67 to put himself at eight-under. After starting with three birdies on the back nine, Stadler continued his torrid pace with another birdie on the third hole and an eagle on number four A bogey on seven was Stadler&aposs only blemish. Defending champion Will MacKenzie is tied for 26th at four-under 212 after a one-over 73.