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Spin bowler Ryan Austin wrecked
Alescon Comets yesterday to put
Preysal on top after day one in round
three of the Shanghai Construction
Group Premiership One National
League at Inshan Ali Park, Preysal.
Austin grabbed 6/42 to help dismiss
Comets for a dismal 107. Anthony
Adams took 3/33, while Andy Gobin
(25) and Kissoondath Magram (20 not
out) were the top scorers for Comets.
In reply, Preysal found the runs easier
to come by, ending the day on 111/3
with Eugene La Fleur unbeaten on 44.
Kamil Pooran pitched in with 27 for
Preysal and Selvin Jacobs took 2/28.
At the Queen's Park Oval, opening
batsman Petrock Nicholas slammed an
unbeaten 103 to put Queen's Park in
a strong position at the close. Nicholas'
knock took the home team to 214/4 at
the close after Esmeralda was dismissed
for 121. Kevon Cooper supported
Nicholas with 31, while Ahkeel Mollon
snatched 2/51. Earlier in the day, Cooper
and West Indian spinner Sunil Narine
both snatched three wickets for the
he Esmeralda batsmen had no
answers for Narine, as the mystery
spinner ended with 3/7 in nine overs,
while Cooper took 3/37.
The same fixtures will take place
today in the Sunday 50-over League.
Round three of the National League
will conclude next weekend.
Preysal on top in
DORAL---JB Holmes and Dustin
Johnson each made a hole-in-one on
the par-3 fourth hole in a span of 20
minutes. Holmes was in a league of
his own in the final hour yesterday at
the Cadillac Championship.
His advantage down to one shot,
Holmes answered by running off four
straight birdies in the rain to expand
his lead to the largest it has been all
week. He closed with a bogey for a 2-
under 70, leaving him five shots ahead
of Johnson and Masters champion
On a day of two aces, five other eagles
on par 4s and even a scuba driver
retrieving the 3-iron that Rory McIlroy
heaved into the lake the day before,
Holmes took some of the drama out
of Doral with his late surge.
Johnson, who made his ace with a
7-iron from 207 yards, converted a
birdie on the par-4 16th to get within
one shot. Holmes appeared to be strug-
gling, with two bogeys on par 5s and
only the hole-in-one keeping him in
front. But the big hitter from Kentucky
poured in a 12-foot birdie putt at No.
14, and he was on his way.
Holmes went at the flag on the par-
3 15th and made a 12-foot birdie putt.
From the back bunker on the reachable
16th, he blasted out to tap-in range for
another birdie. And as the rain came
down harder, he got even better. He
drilled a 333-yard drive down the mid-
dle of the 17th fairway and holed anoth-
er 12-foot birdie putt.
He ended with a bogey from the
palm trees and fell back to 11-under
Even so, he looked to be a tough guy
for Johnson (69), Watson (70) or anyone
else to chase down.
Ryan Moore, tied for the lead after
a birdie on the opening hole, fell back
with a triple bogey on the third hole
and was on the verge of falling too far
behind until he hit his tee shot on the
301-yard 16th hole to 15 feet for an
eagle. He salvaged a 74 and was six
Bill Haas had the low score of the
third round, making eight birdies for
a 65. He was tied for fifth with Louis
Oosthuizen (67) and Henrik Stenson
(72), though they were seven shots
Holmes expands lead in
At Syne Village: Jailal Enterprise
Victoria 220/7 (Daren Ganga 56,
Romario Sheppard 49, Garey
Mathurin 49 not out, Samuel Badree
3/70, Jovan Ali 2/29) vs Powergen
At Inshan Ali Park: Alescon Comets
107 (Andy Gobin 25, Kissoondath
Magram 20 not out, Ryan Austin
6/42, Anthony Adams 3/33) vs
Preysal 111/3 (Eugene La Fleur 44
not out, Kamil Pooran 27, Selvin
At Queen's Park Oval: Esmeralda
121 (Uthman Mohammed 33,
Kristoff Andrews 23, Kevon Cooper
3/37, Sunil Narine 3/7) vs Queen's
Park 214/4 (Petrock Nicholas 103
not out, Cooper 31, Ahkeel Mollon
At Tableland: Caldrac 53 (Neil
Williams 27, Negus Carthy 4/20,
Brent Harriot 2/12, Amir Khan 2/5)
and 29/1 vs Jenexcon Tableland 182
(Evin Lewis 42, Akiel Cooper 35,
Allen Laurent 5/30, Jon-Russ
At Wilson Road: Merry Boys 173
(Ryan Hinds 62, Kevon Ramdanie 35,
Mukesh Persad 4/74, Stefon
Seepersad 3/42) vs Clarke Road
134/5 (Mark Deyal 44, Ranga
Latchana 31, Ricky Jaipaul 3/36)
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