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Taiwan’s Kao in hot pursuit of leader

AFP , MACAU

Australia’s David Gleeson remained ahead of the field with Taiwan’s Kao Bo-song in hot pursuit heading into the final round of the Macau Open yesterday.

Overnight leader Gleeson carded a two-under 69, while Kao was two strokes behind after a solid 65 in the third round at the Macau Golf and Country Club.

Thai youngster Wisut Artjanawat posted a 68 and was tied for third with rookie Steven Tiley of Britain, who nailed a 65 at the US$500,000 Asian Tour event.

Australia’s Tony Carolan and Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin shot similar 67s and were in joint fifth spot together with Taiwan’s Lin Wen-tang and Britain’s Yasin Ali, who posted matching 70s.

With the wind picking up the pace in the third round, Gleeson tackled the par-71 course by firing four birdies against two bogeys for a two-stroke advantage heading into the final day.

Taiwan’s Kao enjoyed a solid finish, firing a birdie on the 17th hole followed by an eagle at the par-five 18th to remain close behind the leader.

“It’s my first ever chance at a title on the Asian Tour and the first time I will be playing in the leading group, so I’m excited,” said Kao, who is competing in his sixth tournament in Macau.

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