Date: June 22, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Pariya keeps lead at Selangor Masters

Thailand&aposs Pariya Junhasavasdikul continues to hold a one-shot lead after the third round of the Selangor Masters on Saturday as Australia&aposs Wade Ormsby slipped back to sixth. Ormsby went round in 72 for a three-round total of 210 but it was Pariya, chasing a second Asian Tour victory, who continues to lead after a level par 71. And he could have earned a bigger cushion if he had not bogeyed the last hole. Close friend Korean Baek Seuk-hyun also returned a 71 which included a costly triple bogey seven on his 16th hole. Young Malaysian Gavin Green birdied his last hole for a 70 in third place, two behind Pariya, as he kept up his chase to become only the fourth amateur to win on the Asian. A further stroke back was India s Anirban Lahiri who used a superb outward 31 to sign for a 67 which kept him in the title frame as he seeks a fourth Asian Tour victory and his first outside of his country. Without a top-10 this season, Pariya made two birdies against just as many bogeys for a three-day total of eight-under-par 205 but left a bitter taste in the mouth after dropping shot on 18 after finding the greenside bunker. “I didn&apost do anything much. I didn&apost take advantage of the par-fives. Having an even-par round is still okay as I didn&apost lose any spots, so hopefully I can take advantage of the par fives tomorrow,” said Pariya. “The conditions are getting tougher. The greens are getting firmer and they are rolling quicker. Some of the putts that look flat are rolling so fast it feels like it is going downhill. Tomorrow is going to be a big challenge.”