Two players are tied at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard after 54 holes at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand and Shane Lowry of Ireland share the honor.
Kiradech, -5 under 66, and Shane, -6 under 65, are tied at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard with -14 under par totals, and will take a two shot advantage into the final round tomorrow.
Shane can not remember the last time he won;
“It’s been a while since I’ve won and I can’t remember back that far.”
” But when I’m out there tomorrow hopefully something comes flooding back to me and I manage to get the job done.”
“I’m looking forward to getting out there and being in the hunt. I haven’t really been there for a while, so it will be good.”
“I’ve dropped down the rankings over the last while so it will be nice to earn a few world ranking points, a few Race to Dubai points as well and make sure I’m playing in Dubai in a couple of weeks.”
Kiradech had a simple message;
“I want to win.”
Sharing third place are last weeks winner at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Justin Rose, England, who shot a bogey free -7 under 64, Padraig Harrington, Ireland, also -7 under 64 today, and Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, who started the round with a four shot advantage, carded +2 over par 73.
Justin wants to improve his back nine putting;
“All week I seem to have putted really well on the front nine but not quite as well on the back nine.”
“I think the greens tend to get a tiny bit slower as the day goes on so I think I need to stay a little bit more positive with the putter.”
Padraig also had a good day with the putter;
“Today was the same as yesterday except today I holed a few putts and yesterday I missed them.”
Nicolas said the bad luck started with a mud ball;
“I could have been three under after three and then caught a mud ball on eleven.”
“I didn’t think I did a lot wrong until then.”
“I hit two balls in the water so I guess I paid the price for it. I wasn’t playing stupidly aggressive but still playing the shots and made sure that my decision making was on point, which I thought was pretty good until I took a couple of blows around 12 and 15.