Date: August 11, 2012
Author: Omnisport

McKenzie three behind in Thailand

Englishman Chris Wood will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Thailand Open after carding a five-under 67 in his third round on Saturday, but Australian David McKenzie remains in a position to challenge for overall honours three shots behind. Wood hit six birdies and a solitary bogey to sit on 18 under overall at the Suwan Golf and Country Club, one shot clear of Taiwan&aposs Chan Shih-chang. Chan was unsettled early and carded two bogeys and a birdie inside his opening four holes, but bounced back with five birdies for a four-under round of 68. McKenzie is a further two shots back on 15 under after a topsy-turvy third-round 70 that included five birdies and three bogeys. He is part of a four-way tie for third place with Thailand pair Wisut Artjanawat and Prom Meesawat, the overnight leader, as well as South Korean Lee Dong-hwan. Australian Rohan Blizard could only manage a one-under round on Saturday but remains in touch at 13 under overall, while compatriot Nick Cullen both hit five-under 67s to sit a shot further back. Peter O&aposMalley carded the lowest score of the day, a seven-under 65 that included eight birdies and a bogey, to sit seven shots behind Wood. New South Welshman O&aposMalley is joined on 11 under by fellow Aussies Terry Pilkadaris, Marcus Cain, Scott Arnold, Matthew Millar and Jason Norris.