Date: September 20, 2008

Gleeson tied for seventh

David Gleeson is in a tie for seventh place to be the best placed Australian after round three of the Taiwan Masters in Taipei. Gleeson shot a two-under par 70 to move to three-under overall, but still trails leader Lu Wen-teh by seven strokes. The defending champion holds a one-shot lead over Thai star Thaworn Wiratchant who recorded a 67 at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club. “I did not have a very good round today but it was enough to get on top. I made the birdies where it mattered and kept it in play.” “It&aposs going to be exciting as I will be playing with my friend Thaworn tomorrow. I&aposve been playing with him for over 20 years even back in my amateur days. I know him well. But out on course, it&aposs down to business as we will both be gunning for the title,” said Lu, who won the event back in 1994 and 1996 before his success in 2007. American-based Anthony Kang shot the lowest round of the day after a 66 pushed him up to third place. The consistent Marcus Both is by himself at one-under to be in 13th place overall, with Mitchell Brown a further shot behind. Richard Moir, Neven Basic and Gavin Flint are in a group of seven players at one-over with one round left to play. Taiwan Masters leading scores 206 – Lu Wen-teh (TPE) 70-67-69 207 – Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 69-71-67 209 – Anthony Kang (USA) 73-70-66 212 – Zaw Moe (MYN) 69-73-70, Wisut Artjanawat (THA) 68-72-72, Lin Wen-hong (TPE) 71-63-78 213 – Chang Tse-peng (TPE) 75-71-67, David Gleeson (AUS) 71-72-70, Ted Oh (KOR) 70-73-70, Hsu Mong-nan (TPE) 72-67-74 214 – Kao Bo-song (TPE) 69-71-74, Kim Nam-Kang (KOR) 72-68-74 215 – Marcus Both (AUS) 72-71-72 216 – Chen Tsang-te (TPE) 75-71-70, Lien Lu-sen (TPE) 74-70-72, Sung Mao-Chang (TPE) 68-73-75, Mitchell Brown (AUS) 69-71-76 217 – Yeh Chang-ting (TPE) 72-74-71, S. Siva Chandhran (MAS) 71-74-72, Richard Moir (AUS) 72-70-75, Neven Basic (AUS) 69-72-76, 218 – Antonio Lascuna (PHI) 69-76-73, Gavin Flint (AUS) 76-69-73, Lu Wei-chih (TPE) 71-72-75