Jakarta, December 17: England’s Justin Rose returned early Sunday morning to complete his remaining 10 holes where he would mark his card with seven birdies and one bogey for a third round six-under-par 66 at the weather-hit Indonesian Masters presented by Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and Telkom Indonesia on Sunday.
Rose holds a three-shot lead over Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent with his three-day total of 16-under-par 197 at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club while Japan’s Yusaku Miyazato signed for a 67 to trail Rose by four shots in third place at the season-ending Asian Tour flagship event.
Rose resumed play with a morale-boosting birdie on nine which moved him further ahead at 17-under. He enjoyed another pair of birdies on 12 and 13 before dropping a shot on 17.
The Olympic gold medallist however recover quickly with a closing birdie on 18 to put him in contention for his third professional win this year.
“I’m happy with the way I played and obviously I started well with a birdie which kept the momentum going. It was solid all around, good work and I’m still in the lead. Scott Vincent played well alongside me today but I’m in a good position to finish it off.
“The weather looks like it’s going to cooperate today. I’m going to have a quick break, stay loose, stay focused and carry on from there,” said Rose.
Vincent will be seeking to put a dent in Rose’s title ambitions having enjoyed one of the performances in recent weeks with his wife on his bags.
“I have been playing really nicely and I just want to keep this momentum going. So, I am just trying to be in the moment and try and win a golf tournament.
“I love having my wife (Kelsey) caddy for me, it has been a lot of fun she’s learning and I’m learning and it has been a cool partnership so hopefully we can end on the right note,” said Vincent.