Friday, April 12, 2013


Johor Bahru, Malaysia, April 12: Grant Jackson of England set a new course record at the Johor Country Club with a sizzling eight-under-par 64 to seize the third round lead at the PGM Maybank Johor Masters on Friday.
The Englishman established a commanding three-shot lead over Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela with a 16-under-par 200 total at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Murillo, who was the overnight leader, stayed on track for a first victory in Asia by shooting a 69 while Malaysian rising star Nicholas Fung was a further two shots back on 205 following a 70.
Jackson, who finished seventh on the ADT Order of Merit last year, mixed his card with seven birdies and one eagle against one blemish to set the wheels in motion for a first career victory.
“I've had a nice last few days and the difference today was that I just holed more putts. I put in a new putter in the bag this week and have been working on my putting stroke in Thailand with my coach. It is working as I'm starting to hit putts at the right pace.
“I'll be trying to win tomorrow and just need to keep doing the same things and keep making putts. I've played in five events back home and made all top-10s so hopefully I can get it done on Saturday,” said Jackson who lost in a playoff to a Thai amateur at at Thai domestic event two weeks ago.
The top three players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn Asian Tour cards for 2014 while all events receive Official World Golf Ranking points from this season onwards.
Leading third round scores
200 - Grant JACKSON (ENG) 68-68-64
203 - Wolmer MURILLO (VEN) 66-68-69
205 - Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 66-69-70
207 - R. Nachimuthu (MAS) 70-69-68
208 - Airil Rizman ZAHARI (MAS) 71-68-69
209 - Iain STEEL (MAS) 69-71-69
210 - Luke BLEUMINK (AUS) 69-71-70
211 - Rizal AMIN (MAS) 70-72-69, Mitsuhiko HASHIZUME (JPN) 69-71-71, Ratchapol JANTAVARA (THA) 73-66-72, LEE Cho-chuan (TPE) 71-68-72
212 - CHANG Tse-Peng (TPE) 71-70-71, Darren TAN (AUS) 69-71-72, Akhmal TARMIZEE (MAS) 69-71-72, Hanafiah JAMIL (MAS) 72-68-72, Daniel BRINGOLF (AUS) 70-69-73
213 - Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORN (THA) 72-70-71, Blake MCGRORY (AUS) 72-73-68, Hendre Izak CELLIERS (RSA) 69-70-74, Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORN (THA) 69-70-74
214 - James BOWEN (USA) 67-74-73, PARK Jin-Woo (KOR) 71-70-73, Malcolm KOKOCINSKI (SWE) 74-71-69
215 - Michael MOORE (AUS) 75 69 71, Rashid ISMAIL (MAS) 67-74-74



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