ADT: Sattaya leads by two at Glenmarie

Fri 09 May 2014

ADT: Sattaya leads by two at Glenmarie

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Kuala Lumpur, May 10: Thailand’s Sattaya Supupramai returned on Saturday morning to complete his third round of four-under-par 68 for a two shots lead over Malaysia's Danny Chia at the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship on Saturday.
The third round of RM200,000 (approximately US$60,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event was suspended on Friday due to lightning threats. A total of 35 players returned to the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Garden course, on Saturday morning at 7.30am local time to complete their rounds. The final round has commenced at 8.00am.
090514_PNGC_Danny Chia (MAS) 02Title holder Chia compiled a three-day total of nine-under-par 207 to trail Sattaya by two while India’s Shubhankar Sharma settled in third place on 208 after signing for a 69.
A host of five players, including Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung and Australian Darren Tan, took a share of fourth place on matching 209s at the third round of the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship, which is the fourth ADT event this season.
Sattaya kept up his scoring tempo despite having to battle through fatigue to stay ahead of the chasing pack.
“I played 25 holes today and I am very tired right now. I tried to keep to my tempo and stay in play. My putting was great today. I hope to play better tomorrow,” said the Thai, who claimed his maiden ADT win in the Philippines last year.
“I’ve been talking to my new swing coach, Boy, every day after my rounds. He gave me a lot of advices and I felt good every time after I spoke to him. My game is in good shape right now. I don’t want to think about winning yet. I just want to play my game,” added Sattaya.
Meanwhile Chia is delighted to remain in contention.
“I’m playing solid. My iron-play was really good today although I wasn’t putting as well. I’m feeling better after going through rehabilitation from the shoulder surgery I did earlier. This is not a golf course that really suits my game but I will do my best and we will see how it goes,” said Chia, who was the first Malaysian to win on the Asian Tour in 2002.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
Leading third round scores:
205 – Sattaya SUPUPRAMAI (THA) 68-69-68
207 – Danny CHIA (MAS) 72-67-68
208 – Shubhankar SHARMA (IND) 69-70-69
209 – Piya SWANGARUNPORN (THA) 68-73-68, James BYRNE (SCO) 73-67-69, Darren TAN (AUS) 69-69-71, Kenneth DE SILVA (MAS) 74-63-72, Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 69-68-72
210 – Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 72-69-69
About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.