Date: October 27, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Stroud, Moore share lead in Malaysia

Chris Stroud and Ryan Moore share the lead on 12 under heading into the final day of the CIMB Classic following Keegan Bradley&aposs slump, while Australia&aposs Aaron Baddeley is six shots further back. Bradley enjoyed a four-stroke advantage over the chasing pack at the start of his third round before his title challenge unravel in dramatic style following a four-over 76 that included four bogeys and a double bogey at the 12th. A poor Saturday leaves Bradley – without a win on the PGA Tour this year – three adrift of fellow Americans Stroud and Moore, who carded 68 and 69 respectively to edge ahead at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. The duo hold a slender one-shot lead over Gary Woodland (67) and Kiradech Aphibarnrat (69). Stroud made a storming start on day three, picking up four successive birdies and five in total on the front nine. The 31-year-old then showcased his mental fortitude and composure to recover from dropped shots at the 12th, when he hit the water, and the 15th to birdie the 16th and put himself firmly in contention for his maiden PGA Tour success. American Jerry Kelly is two shots off the pace following his round of 66, that included eight birdies. A shot further back are Canada&aposs Graham DeLaet (68) and American duo Stewart Cink (69) and Bradley. As for Baddeley (70), he heads into Sunday&aposs final round at six under for the tournament after producing three birdies from his final nine holes. Fellow Australian Wade Ormsby (74) is three shots further back in a tie for 27th, while counterpart Marc Leishman could not reproduce his stunning second-round display, instead settling for a round of 77 and two under overall.