Date: November 17, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Jimenez eyeballs Campbell

Spain&aposs Miguel Angel Jimenez joined New Zealander Michael Campbell at the top of the leaderboard at the Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Jimenez posted a bogey-free two-under 68 in the third round to claim a share of the lead alongside Campbell (69) at 10 under overall at the Hong Kong Golf Club. Overnight leader Campbell, who fired an impressive 64 in the second round, shot just three birdies and two bogeys third time around. Italian Matteo Manassero, who won the Singapore Open in a playoff last week, climbed from 10th place to a share of third alongside China&aposs Zhang Lianwei (69) at nine under. Manassero, who carded an eagle, five birdies and a bogey, was one of two players to record a 64 on the day alongside Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin, who moved to equal eighth. Swede Fredrik Andersson Hed (70) was fifth at eight under, one stroke ahead of Dane Anders Hansen (70) and Ireland&aposs Peter Lawrie (67). Jacquelin and Australia&aposs Marcus Fraser (68) led a group of five players at six under, followed by five players including Scotland&aposs Paul Lawrie in a tie for 13th. Andrew Dodt (73) was the next best Australian in equal 20th, followed by Brett Rumford (68) in a share of 34th. Scott Strange (70) and Wade Ormsby (69) were further adrift in a tie for 44th at even par.