Date: October 13, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Townsend in the hunt in China

Aaron Townsend remains in the hunt at the Nanshan China Masters, sitting two shots behind leader Liang Wen-Chong after the third round on Saturday. Local hope Liang managed four birdies and a bogey to card a three-under 68 and build on his overnight lead, moving into 10 under for the tournament. Australia&aposs Townsend is two shots adrift in second, with South Korean YE Yang (six under) seemingly the only other player with a chance of winning the OneAsia event. Garrett Sapp of the United States, Australian David McKendrick and South Korea&aposs Wang Jeung-Hun are tied for fourth at three under. South African Louis Oosthuizen sits at one under after a two-under 69 in the third round. Liang produced three birdies on the front nine before holing another at the par-four 14th, and only a bogey at the last cost him an even greater lead. Townsend was left to rue two bogeys on the back nine, while Yang moved into contention with three birdies on his last four holes.