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champion Adam Scott and
fellow Australians Scott
Strange and Wade Ormsby
were tied for the lead after
three rounds at the Australian
PGA championship, with
American Boo Weekley one
Scott shot a 3-under 69 yes-
terday while Strange and
overnight leader Ormsby had
71s for 54-hole totals of 10-
under 206 on the Royal Pines
Weekley, playing in Australia
for the third time in four weeks,
also shot 69 and was tied for
fourth with Australian Jason
Scrivener, who shot 68. Week-
ley provided one of the shots
of the day when he chipped in
for an eagle on the par-5 12th.
American Scott Stallings
shot 68 and was tied for sev-
enth, four strokes behind. Aus-
tralian Jarrod Lyle, back playing
regularly after recovering from
his second bout of leukemia,
shot 70 and was in a group tied
for ninth at 5-under, five
behind. Strange was ahead by
a stroke with two to play but
a bogey on the 17th dropped him into a tie with
Scott. Ormsby made a long birdie putt on the 18th
to join them in the lead.
Scott failed to convert several birdie chances.
"It was tough conditions so on a day like today
it s less frustrating to see a few slide by because most
people are struggling," Scott said. "Scoring wasn t
great today ... I kind of got away with that. If that s
the case tomorrow, then I ll probably not win."
For that reason, Scott said he ll try to get off to
a quick start.
"It s the best thing I can do for so many reasons
to give myself the advantage," Scott said. "Whether
it s a-crowd cheering perspective or just a rhythm
of the tournament perspective. Any of these guys
can get off to a good start and there s no reason why
Scott tied for lead at Australian
PGA after 3 rounds
MALELANE---Branden Grace had his lead cut
to just one stroke at the Alfred Dunhill Cham-
pionship in South Africa after shooting a level-
par 72 in the third round yesterday, allowing sev-
eral challengers to close the gap behind him.
Grace had a five-stroke cushion after the second
round, but a late surge by Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark
erased most of the advantage. Bjerregaard had an eagle
on the 13th and then birdied his last three holes for
a 66 to climb to second place.
Grace has a 16-under total of 200, with Danny
Willett of England two shots behind after a 67 and
Francesco Molinari another stroke back following a 70.
"A couple of the easy holes I managed to make mistakes
on," said Grace, who mixed four birdies with four
bogeys. "But I m in the position I want to be in and
looking forward to tomorrow."
The wind picked up considerably during the third
round, but it didn t seem to bother Bjerregaard, who
played his back nine in 6 under.
"We ve had no wind pretty much all week and it
was tough, especially on the first couple of holes, to
adjust to that all of a sudden," Bjerregaard said. "It will
be fun tomorrow. It s not a position that I ve been in
that many times. I m really looking forward to it and
hopefully I can find a couple more fairways and give
him a challenge." Willett is chasing back-to-back Euro-
pean Tour victories after his win at the Nedbank Golf
Challenge last week. (AP)
Grace holds on to slim
lead at Alfred Dunhill
CHONBURI---Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a 2-
under 70 yesterday to take a one-shot lead after
the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.
Fraser is playing only his second tournament since
returning from a long break due to a wrist injury, but
has been among the most consistent players off the tee
at the Asian Tour event at the Amata Spring Country
Club. His 5-under total of 211 put him one shot ahead
of Anirban Lahiri of India, who carded a 68.
"I drove it really well on the first day as well, only
missed one fairway on Thursday and I think I only missed
a couple today," Fraser said. "You definitely have to stay
out of the rough out there, it s pretty brutal."
Martin Kaymer (70) and Lee Westwood (72) were tied
for third along with Tommy Fleetwood of England, another
shot back. Fleetwood led after the second round but only
managed a 73.
Kaymer, who is making his first appearance in Thailand,
had an inconsistent round with six birdies and four bogeys.
"I had a couple of dropped shots and that was painful,
but I think I put myself in a good position," Kaymer said.
"If the putter is warm enough then I might have a chance."
Defending champion Sergio Garcia recovered from Fri-
day s 75 to shoot a 71 to sit tied for 10th, six shots behind
Fraser takes 1-shot lead
at Thailand Championship
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