Date: November 04, 2007

Steamy conditions suit Cabrera

Angel Cabrera remained cool in steamy conditions to put one hand on the Singapore Open trophy at Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday as Australian Adam Scott dropped off the pace a little. Argentinean Cabrera, though, showed the huge galleries that followed his group why he won the US Open this year by opening up a four-stroke lead after firing a solid one-under-par 70. He leads the Open on nine-under-par 204, and at one point during the round appeared to be running away with the tournament after going 10 under following a birdie on the seventh. Unheralded American Jin Park lies in second place after a one-over 72 took him to five-under overall, one ahead of Englishman Lee Westwood, who came in with an even-par 71, through an eagle on the last hole. Scott may have won the Open twice in the last two years but his defence appears on shaky ground as goes into the final day on three-under overall after dropping two-strokes in a two-over 73. However, despite the significant gap, Scott believes he still has a chance of making it a hat-trick of wins at the Open. “I think on this course I have a chance especially with trouble lurking every where,” said Scott. “The fairways are tight and six shots is definitely doable. I&aposve got to play extremely well and hope that Angel doesn&apost come out with his best. If I can come out with a good start and keep myself in the hunt, posting some numbers would be a good thing to do here,” said Scott. Australian Gavin Flint (74) is further back at one-under, two-strokes ahead of compatriot Kane Webber (72) and New Zealand&aposs Mark Brown (74).