Victorian Geoff Ogilvy is one round away from capturing his second Australian title after a five-under par 67 at The Lakes Golf Club yesterday.
None of Taiwan’s three players took part yesterday after failing to make the cut.
On a total third-round score of 200, Ogilvy extended his lead over fellow Australian Matt Jones (71) to five strokes, with Australians Greg Chalmers (66) and Alistair Presnell (67) one shot further back in equal third at 10-under.
John Senden (70), the 2006 Australian Open champion, is lurking in equal fifth at nine-under alongside fellow Australian Matthew Griffin (72).
American David Oh (67) and Australia’s Bronson La’Cassie (68) share seventh place at eight-under.
With only 18 holes of play left in the Australian Open, the tournament — which is co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the PGA of Australasia — looks to be firmly in Ogilvy’s hands.
Trading birdies with his playing partner for the duration of the front nine, it wasn’t until Jones bogeyed the seventh that Ogilvy looked to have the tournament firmly in his control.
Ogilvy’s game couldn’t be faulted until the final hole of the day when the World No. 43 missed the 18th green to finish with the only bogey of his round.
“It’s never nice to finish like that no matter what you shoot,” said Ogilvy, although it didn’t take him long to look at the positives. “I feel I played well and made the most of the day.”
“I’ve been blessed so far — I haven’t had to hit a shot in the rain,” he said.
ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY STAFF WRITER
DRIVING AMBITION: ‘I was excited by playing at the Olympics ... Who knows what’s going to happen? Hopefully, I could have a chance to win a medal,’ Tiffany Chan said After just three tournaments this year, a chance of Olympic glory postponed and two weeks alone in quarantine, golfer Tiffany Chan could be forgiven for feeling sorry for herself. Instead, Hong Kong’s first LPGA Tour player is sporting a broad grin and taking the positives from the game’s COVID-19 shutdown, determined to establish herself in the fiercely competitive world of women’s golf. The talented 26-year-old kept herself fit physically and mentally during the lockdown, and is happy to be back on the fairways since the easing of coronavirus restrictions last month. “When I came back to Hong Kong [in March], I actually did
Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown, who is hoping to become Britain’s youngest Olympian next year, fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand after falling from a ramp during a training session in California. Brown posted a video of the accident on Instagram, but reassured supporters that she was fine. “I don’t usually post my falls or talk about them ... but this was my worst fall. I just want everyone to know that it’s OK — don’t worry, I’m OK,” she said. “I’m going to push boundaries for girls with my skating and surfing. I’m going for gold in 2021
It is the land of the world champions, but is it really a soccer country? That is the question that some in France have been asking this week while its European neighbors work to bring the sport back after the COVID-19 shutdown. Debate has raged ever since Ligue 1 decided in late April to bring a premature end to the season with 10 rounds of matches unplayed. By contrast, two weeks have passed since the Bundesliga restarted, while Italian Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora on Thursday confirmed that Serie A would return on June 20, and La Liga and the English Premier
A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cutouts of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been hijacked by pranksters, with a notorious serial killer among those making an appearance — while one TV show edited an image of Adolf Hitler into the crowd. The NRL launched “Fan In The Stand” to coincide with the sport’s return at the weekend after its season was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters are barred from stadiums under strict health protocols, but can pay A$22 (US$15) to have their photograph printed on a life-size cutout and placed in the stands of