Date: August 04, 2007

Flesch keeps lead at Reno

Steve Flesch continues to lead the Reno-Tahoe Open while Australian Steve Allan struggled has fallen five strokes off the pace. After producing a sensational nine-under-63 on the first day at Nevada, Flesch struggled to match that form early on, but still finished with a three-under 69 to lead the field at 12-under going into the third round. Flesch&aposs lead looked a little shaky after the first few holes though, as he double bogeyed the second. But the American soon hit his straps and produced another two birdies going out to turn for home at even par before carding four birdies and a bogey on the return to maintain his position atop the leaderboard. While Flesch was looking a bit unconvincing, the best round of the day was produced by American Charles Warren, who recorded seven birdies and an eagle at four in a bogey-free round of nine-under 63 to move into second place at 10-under overall. After impressive performance at the Canadian Open and on the first day at Reno, Australian Allan was not so conspicuous on day two as he produced an even-par 72 to be seven-under overall and five strokes behind Flesch with two days remaining. One stroke behind Allan and also in the top 10 on the leaderboard, is Jarrod Lyle who carded a one-under 71 on day two to be still in contention at five-under overall while Steve Elkington (70) is a further stroke behind. Australians Gavin Coles (69) and Andrew Buckle (71) also remain in the tournament alongside New Zealand&aposs Grant Waite (72) but Michael Sim (72), Paul Gow (79) and Paul Sheehan (80) have missed the cut.