Date: November 12, 2011
Author: Steve Orme at The Lakes, Sportal

Tiger falls, Day leads

Jason Day has stolen the lead from former world No.1 Tiger Woods on day three of the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. The prodigious Queenslander, who turned 24 on Saturday, has produced two birdies in his first eight holes to get to nine under, one shot clear of countrymen Ryan Haller, John Senden and Greg Chalmers. Haller is the hot man on course after producing seven birdies in his first 15 holes, while Senden is also yet to make a bogey on moving day to get to five under for the day. It was an inauspicious start from Woods who fell out of the lead after three holes before producing his first birdie at the 4th to get back to plus two for the round through seven holes, but he still remains two shots off the pace. Left-handers Nick O&aposHern and Bubba Watson sit alongside Woods in a share of fourth place, while Aaron Baddeley has charged back into contention with a five-under 67 that included a bogey at the final hole. American Kyle Stanley, first-round leader Jarrod Lyle and Nick Watney are also at minus five. Pre-tournament favourite Adam Scott has birdied the ninth to make the turn in level par and sit four under with countryman Matt Jones. Boom American amateur Kelly Kraft showed his class with a four-under 68 to share 14th spot with five players including Peter O&aposMalley, who is a disastrous five over for his round through six holes playing alongside Woods. Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy has bounced back from a slow start to be two under for the day and the championship, while veteran Greg Norman carded a one-over 73 to be plus two.