Mon, Aug 22, 2011 - Page 19 News List

Brits Fisher, O’Hara pull clear at Czech Open

AFP, OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC

Englishman Oliver Fisher and Scotland’s Steven O’Hara shared the lead going into the final day of the Czech Open after both reached 10-under-par after Saturday’s third round.

O’Hara surged into contention with a 65 that saw him soar to the top of the leaderboard at Prosper Golf Resort, before he was joined at the summit by Fisher, who carded a late 68.

Halfway leader Mikael Lundberg, last year’s runner-up Gary Boyd and Indian Gaganjeet Bhullar are the British pair’s closest challengers at two shots back, the latter recording the day’s lowest score of 64.

Fisher, 22, reached the turn in 34 after sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole and eagled the 11th before canceling out a bogey on the 12th with a birdie on the 16th.

“I’m really enjoying my golf at the moment and I’ve got a great caddie on the bag,” Fisher said. “I had a lot of fun out there — it’s where you want to be, not struggling to make the cut. It’s been a while since I’ve led a tournament, but I’m holding it together pretty well at the moment.”

O’Hara’s bogey-free round featured seven birdies.

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