Date: October 12, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Strange in the hunt in China

Australian Scott Strange is part of a chasing pack that sits just two shots adrift of the lead at the China Masters after three rounds in Nanshan. Strange carded a three-under-par 69 on Saturday to improve to six under overall and a three-way tie for third position alongside South Korean Sung-yeol Kwon and China&aposs Xin-jun Zhang. The trio are in the wake of joint leaders Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and Zhang&aposs countryman Wen-chong Liang. Clarke registered a four-under third round of 68 to move to eight under for the tournament while Liang could only manage a two-under 70 on the third day but it was enough to see him share the lead. Sixth spot is also shared by three competitors in the form of South African Charl Schwartzel, Strange&aposs compatriot Terry Pilkadaris and New Zealander Gareth Paddison who are all on five under. Australian Scott Laycock and Kiwi Mark Brown are a shot further back on four under in a share of ninth position.