Saturday, May 12, 2012


Malacca, Malaysia: England’s Peter Richardson edged closer to his maiden Asian Developmental Tour (ADT) victory after extending his lead in the third round with a three-under-par 69 at the PGM ADT Masters at A’Famosa today.
The Englishman posted a three-day total of 15-under-par 201 to take a commanding seven-shot lead over Malaysia’s Rashid Ismail who signed for a 71 to take second place at the A’Famosa Golf Resort in Malacca.  
South Korea’s Kim Ji-hoon returned with a 71 to take third place on 210 while Japan’s Go Nakauchi is a further shot back in fourth place after a 211. Malaysia’s R. Nachimuthu posted a 72 to take fifth place at the RM180,000 (approximately US$60,000) ADT event, which is the third ADT event to be staged this season.
Richardson continued his sizzling form which put him within touching distance of a win which will put him in good position of finishing in the top-three of the Order of Merit at the end of the season and earn his Asian Tour card for 2013. 
Despite opening with a bogey on the first hole, Richardson responded quickly with a birdie on the sixth hole before going on to eagle the seventh hole. He then completed a superb outward-nine with another birdie on the ninth hole. 
“Once again, I played really solid today and I’m really happy that I’m going into the final round with a huge lead. But then again, I cannot be complacent as anything can happen in golf,” said Richardson. 
“I’m really looking forward to a final good round tomorrow as that will put me in a good position for the rest of the season,” added Richardson.

Leading third round scores
201 Peter RICHARDSON (ENG) 67-65-69
208 Rashid ISMAIL (MAS) 67-70-71
210 KIM Ji-hoon (KOR) 68-71-71
211 Go NAKAUCHI (JPN) 70-69-72
212 R. Nachimuthu (MAS) 71-69-72



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