Two players are tied at the top of the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open leaderboard after 54 holes at the Four Seasons Golf Club in Mauritius. Kurt Kitayama, USA, and Justin Harding from South Africa have a three shot lead over the field.
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Kurt carded a third round -2 under par 70, but was caught at the top of the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open leaderboard by Justin who signed for the low round of the day, a magnificent -8 under 64, both players have -16 under par totals, and will take a three shot advantage into the final round tomorrow.
Justin spoke about his round, and how it is good not to be chasing, for a change;
“I never really like to think about things as I walk down the holes but I really felt like I played pretty well today.”
“I had good control, especially in the first ten to thirteen holes. I kind of felt like I could birdie every hole out there.”
“I certainly gave myself a few chances. The toughest stretch of the course is the 14th, 15th and 16th.”
“I got off to my good start and it was just more about making some good pars there and at the end of the day I did the job and put myself in a decent position to get the result tomorrow.”
“I have a pretty good attitude in terms of holding leads. I kind of like the guys coming at me rather than having to chase.
“I sometimes get in my own way when I’m chasing. So, I’m looking forward to it. It’s nice, I’m quite happy. It’s a job well done.”
Kurt found things tougher today;
“Today played a little tougher.”
“I’m not sure if being in the lead will affect me. Let’s see how I’m feeling in the morning, how the wind is and see if I can hit as many drivers as I did on the first two days.”
“Then, I will make adjustments along the way.”
Sitting in second place at -13 under are, Seenappa Chikkarangappa, India, -1 under 71 today, Matthieu Pavon, France, -2 under 70, and Masahiro Kawamura from Japan with -5 under 67 for his third round.