Taiwan’s Tsai Chi-huang shot a six-under 66 and Chinese amateur Zhang Xinjun posted a 69 yesterday to share the lead going into today’s final round of the Luxehills Golf Championship.
Tsai, 38 and Zhang, 21, are on 14-under and will play together for the fourth successive day in the Omega China Tour’s first event in Chengdu.
Liao Guiming, winner in Nanjing in May, will also play in the last group after recording a career-best 65 to leap to joint-third on 11-under with first-round leader Yuan Hao, who shot 70.
“I feel confident this week because I’ve been stable,” Chengdu-based Zhang said.
The experienced Tsai said he was pleasantly surprised to find himself in the joint lead.
“I feel like I’m back in form as I haven’t shot six-under for a while. I tried really hard today, although I’m a bit surprised to hang in there and get a 66,” Tsai said. “It will be interesting playing with Zhang again, as I’ve never played four rounds with the same player in my whole career.”
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