Keyser moves five shots clear at the PGM UMW Championship

Sat 06 Oct 2018

Keyser moves five shots clear at the PGM UMW Championship

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 6: Mathiam Keyser of South Africa carded a five-under-par 66 to grab the lead at the weather-disrupted RM225,000 (approximately $58,000) PGM UMW Championship on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Keyser enjoyed a flawless third round that was highlighted by birdies on holes one, five, seven, 10 and 14. He has a five-shot cushion on 14-under-par 133 total going into the final round at the Impian Golf and Country Club. 

"I’m happy about my current position, but there is still a lot of golf to play and I’m won’t get too far ahead of myself. I’m rather calm at the moment and I’m confident of putting together another good round," said Keyser.

Thailand's Donlaphatchai Niyomchon is in lone second place after signing for a 67. Like Keyser, the 28-year-old Donlaphatchai did not drop a single a shot in his third round. 

Malaysia's Sukree Othman and Poom Pattaropong of Thailand are seven shots behind the leader in tied-third. 

Othman steadied himself after starting his third round with a birdie, par and an eagle. He made a bogey on nine and a birdie on 14th before signing for a 68.

Poom, who held the clubhouse lead at the end of Wednesday, sunk four birdies in the third round. However, he went slightly off the pace after making three bogeys, and a double bogey on hole 12.

The third round of the PGM UMW Championship concluded this morning and the final round has commenced. In the event that the fourth round cannot be completed, the final result may be based on three rounds.

Leading third round scores:

199 - Mathiam KEYSER (RSA) 61 72 66
204 - Donlaphatchai NIYOMCHON (THA) 71 66 67
206 - Sukree OTHMAN (MAS) 66 72 68, Poom PATTAROPONG (THA) 67 67 72
207 - Johnson POH (SGP) 71 70 66, Itthipat BURANATANYARAT (THA) 69 70 68
208 - Ryonosuke SEKI (JPN) 73 67 68, Shakhawat SOHEL (BAN) 68 72 68
209 - Jeremy WENDELKEN (USA) 74 68 67
210 - Kenneth DE SILVA (MAS) 71 69 70, Philip MATSSON (THA) 73 67 70, Annop TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 72 75 63, Naoki SEKITO (JPN) 67 71 72
211 - Janne KASKE (FIN) 71 73 67, Namchok TANTIPOKHAKUL (THA) 72 68 71

Ends.

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