Date: May 10, 2008

Simpson, Flint in the hunt

Gary Simpson and Gavin Flint are the best placed Australians going into the final round of the Beijing Open in China. Both players sit at four-under-par to be tied for ninth place, eight shots behind Japan&aposs Hiroyuki Fujita. However, Simpson will be the more disappointed of the two after five bogeys on his way to a three-over par round blew any chance of being in contention going into the final day. Flint, meanwhile shot five birdies on his way to a three-under par round to shoot up the leaderboard. Tony Carolan slipped further down the leaderboard with a 75, while Scott Hend had a disastrous day, shooting three double-bogeys to record a disappointing six-over 78. Fujita will be hard to stop as he enjoys a six-stroke lead going into the final round on Sunday. Thailand&aposs Chinnarat Phadungsil and Japan&aposs Shinichi Yokota are tied for second place at six-under par.