SSP Chawrasia from India hangs on to a slender UBS Hong Kong Open lead at the Hong Kong Gold Club.
On a cool day at the Hong Kong Golf Club S.S.P. carded a third round -1 under par 69 to hold the Hong Kong Open lead by one shot at -10 under par. It was a poor putting performance from him today;
“I’m missing a couple of putts but still one under, I’m happy.”
“Still one more round so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
“It’s a little bit of added pressure but I can manage that a little bit.”
“That’s why sometimes I think I’m missing a couple of putts but I will think tomorrow, I can do something.”
“If I feel nervous the other players also will be nervous but I’m okay. I’m playing many times in the same conditions so I’m all right.”
Sharing second place at -9 under par are Wade Ormsby, Australia, -5 under 65 today, and Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain, with the days low round -6 under 64.
Rafa was last years runner-up;
“I think I’m going to be within reach so I do believe that I can win it for sure.”
“The fact that last year I finished runner-up and this year perhaps I could win it.”
Wade had the putter working early on;
“Made a few putts early to keep it going and played pretty solid through the middle there.”
“Hit some better shots today, I guess it resulted in a good score.”
This years Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood, England, -4 under 66 is tied in fourth place with Alex Björk, Sweden, -3 under 67, and Thomas Detry. Belgium, -4 under 66, all at -8 under for the championship.
Tommy played well, but did not have a good day with the putter;
“I played really, really well, felt like the ball just wouldn’t go in the hole at times.”
“I had a few chances early on, like five, six, seven-footers, I hit good putts that just didn’t go in.”