Date: December 08, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Schwartzel primed to break drought

Charl Schwartzel is in pole position for his first tournament win since the 2011 Masters, while Australian Scott Hend is in fifth place at the Thailand Golf Masters. The 28-year-old South African followed the 65s he carded in his first two rounds with a third-round 68 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok on Saturday to move to 18 under the card, five strokes clear of Sweden&aposs Daniel Chopra. Thai youngster Thitiphun Chuayprakong is in outright third place on 12 under after a 71, with former world No.2 Sergio Garcia in fourth place, two strokes back on 10 under the card. Hend was steady throughout his third round, with four birdies and a lone bogey in his three-under-par 69 seeing him move to nine under, two shots ahead of big names Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood and Nicolas Colsaerts. Darren Beck is the next best of the Australian contingent on five under, Scott Barr is on three under and Wade Ormsby is on two under.