Date: April 28, 2007

Strange, Blyth in lead

Aussies Scott Strange and Adam Blyth are in a share of the lead after the third round of 68 and 67 respectively to go to 11 under the card. Strange was all smiles after his second round 68 that included a hole-in-one at the par three 12th. The 12th hole was great,” Strange said. “I struck it solid and the ball then rolled into the hole.” “I ve hit the ball close and given myself chances but I ve not made to many putts though.” “I ve struck the ball down the fairways which definitely helps on this course. If you do that often enough, you will come out in front, said Strange, who is eyeing for his third win on the Asian Tour this week.” After firing seven birdies and two bogeys, Blyth is striking the ball well and will go into the final round full of confidence. The last few weeks have been a learning experience,” Blyth admitted. “Right now, I hope to enjoy it and relax a little more in comparison to the previous times I was in a similar position as I was a bit nervous before. I hope to finish it off the best way I can. I ve put too much pressure on myself to win in the past but now I will take on a different approach and see what the outcome is. Gaurav Ghei and Panuwat Muenlek are also at 11 under ahead of the penultimate round. Aussies Kane Webber and Brad Kennedy are a further five shots back at six under after rounds of 70 and will need to ply well to catch the leaders on day four. Results from round three of the Beijing Open: -11 Adam Blyth (Australia) 70 68 67, Scott Strange (Australia) 69 68 68, Gaurav Ghei 65 72 68, Panuwat Muenlek 66 70 69 -10 Anthony Kang 69 72 65 -9 Thaworn Wiratchant 72 68 67 -8 Liang Wen-chong 70 69 69 -7 Angelo Que 70 72 67 Chapchai Nirat 69 67 73 -6 Kane Webber (Australia) 71 69 70, Jerome Delariarte 71 69 70, Brad Kennedy (Australia) 69 71 70, Taichiro Kyota 70 69 71, Brad Iles 69 69 72, John Daly 67 71 72.