Date: December 21, 2006

Hall maintains Q-School lead

Ashley Hall has continued his strong performance at the 2006 PGA Tour Qualifying School and holds a four-shot buffer going into tomorrow&aposs final round on Victoria&aposs Mornington Peninsula. Hall completed an even-par third round in warm conditions today to remain on 10-under, but his five-shot overnight lead was cut by one after an excellent 65 by amateur Simon Furneaux. Furneaux, who opened with a 75 on Tuesday bounced back superbly with rounds of 70 to 65 to sit one shot clear of a consistent Henry Epstein. Epstein&aposs second-consecutive 70 has him at five-under and five shots off the lead. Three players sit at four under, Brad Lamb, Tigh Van Leeuwen and Adam Porker, while Dean Kinney, Tom Davis and Paul Donahoo round out the top ten. The top three players will tee off at 9:06am on Friday in their bid to secure a spot on the 2007 Australasian Tour. The Top-35 places and ties at the end of tomorrow&aposs rounds earn playing privileges on the Australasian Tour for 2007. Click here to view the round three scoreboard. Click here to view the round four draw.