Date: May 19, 2007

Moir in touch

Australian Richard Moir is just two shots from the lead midway through the third round at the Macau Open. Moir sits at nine-under-par having played 11 holes in his third round, with Indian Gaurav Ghei in the lead at 11-under-par having also played 11 holes. A further stroke behind Moir is fellow Australian Kane Webber who is five-under-par after 15 holes during his third round. Although only 10 players have finished their third round, the 26-year-old is happy to be in contention at the tournament he successfully won last year. “I was that far back that I had to do something to get going today,” said Webber. “I felt like my posture was out and I did a bit of work in the mirror in the hotel room last night and found a couple of things and it felt a lot better today.” Australian Scott Strange is well in contention at seven-under-par, while compatriots Brad Kennedy, Mitchell Brown and Unho Park are a further shot adrift. Leading scores during the third round of the Macau Open:(par 71) -11: Gaurav Ghei 11 -9: Lu Wen-teh, Richard Moir (Australia) 11, Liang Wen-chong 14 -8: Thaworn Wiratchant 15, Kane Webber (Australia) 15 -7: Scott Strange (Australia) 12, Gurbaaz Mann 12, Zhang Lian-wei 11 -6: Brad Kennedy (Australia), Hur In-hoi 15, Simon Yates 15, Unho Park (Australia) 15, Mitchell Brown (Australia) 15, Chris Rodgers 12, Stephen Scahill 11, Anthony Kang 11,