January 28: China’s Li Haotong will take a one shot lead into the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, but will have a host of players including Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, David Lipsky and Korea’s Jeunghun Wan chasing him at Emirates Golf Club.
Lispky and Wang posted matching five-under-par 67 s to grab a share of seventh place, six shots back of Li, who starred in the recent EurAsia Cup.
The Chinese fired a 64 to top the leaderboard with his three-day total of 20-under-par 196 at the European Tour event.
Australia’s Scott Hend signed for a 68 to take tied-27th place with compatriot Sam Brazel is a further shot back in a share of 35th place following a 68.
Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Gavin Green of Malaysia, together with India’s Shubhankar Sharma and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat are among the eight players bunched in equal 55th place on 209 total.
Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai signed for a consecutive 71 for a share of 63rd place.