ADT: Terrific Turner grabs five-shot lead

Thu 17 Jul 2014

ADT: Terrific Turner grabs five-shot lead

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Jakarta, July 17: Niall Turner of Ireland fired an impressive five-under-par 67 to seize a commendable five-shot lead without a proper warm-up session in the third round of the Linc Group Jakarta Classic on Thursday.
The towering Irishman woke up an hour before his tee time and dashed to the Imperial Klub Golf, located 10 minutes from his hotel, just in time to hit some balls before heading out for the penultimate round in the US$60,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
The morning rush worked wonders for Turner as he returned with a flawless round for an 11-under-par 205 total to put himself in prime position to win his first ADT title. Englishman Peter Richardson was in second following a 68 while overnight leader Brett Munson of the United States slipped to third with a 75.
The 30-year-old Turner jolted straight into action when he opened with a chip-in birdie from 20 feet before going on to add two more birdies in each half.
“I was lucky today! Waking up at 6.55am (local time) and I had a tee time at 8. Thankfully the golf course was close to my hotel or I would have been in trouble,” he laughed.
“I got off to a perfect start and that got me on the right foot. From there I played really good and I’m in a great position. It will take something special to beat me so I’m going out there to play like how I’ve been playing,” said Turner.
Richardson birdied the last hole to cap a solid bogey-free round. The Englishman, who finished third on the 2012 Order of Merit, is aiming to claim his second ADT title since 2012.
“It was a good round. It is nice to have a bogey-free round. A lot my rounds have been with a lot of birdies and bogeys. If Niall keeps playing the way he has then he has a good chance to win. I can only control my game but I hope to shoot a good score and put some pressure on him,” said Richardson.
This season, the ADT will reward the top five players on the final Order of Merit with playing rights for the 2015 Asian Tour season. Previously, the top-three players were offered Asian Tour cards since the ADT’s launch in 2010.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
Leading third round scores:
205 - Niall TURNER (IRL) 70 68 67
210 - Peter RICHARDSON (ENG) 72 70 68
211 - Brett MUNSON (USA) 67 69 75
212 - Konosuke NAKAZATO (JPN) 71 70 71
213 - Unho PARK (AUS) 72 71 70, Annop TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 69 73 71, Grant JACKSON (ENG) 69 68 76
214 - Mitchell SLORACH (SIN) 71 71 72
215 - Jordan SHERRATT (AUS) 71 74 70
216 - Arie IRAWAN (MAS) 77 69 70, Jordan IRAWAN (INA) 75 72 69, CHOO Tze Huang (SIN) 73 70 73, Paul HARRIS (USA) 75 73 68, Pavit TANGKAMOLPRASERT (THA) 71 72 73
217 - Nabil ABDUL (AUS) 73 74 70, Kurnia Herisiandy SANTOSO (INA) 71 75 71, YE Jian-feng (CHN) 74 71 72, Benny KASIADI (INA) 70 77 70, Jack MUNRO (AUS) 71 72 74, Rizal AMIN (MAS) 75 73 69, I Ketut SUGIARTA (INA) 71 70 76, Mathiam KEYSER (RSA) 70 68 79
About Linc Group
Established in 2001, Linc Group, is driven by a group of outstanding experts with decades of experiences. Today, the business has grown to become a conglomerate offering a suite of Supply Chain solutions that include Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Custom Brokerage, Distribution, Distribution Center and Inventory Management, Liquid Bulk Storage Tank, Supply Chain IT Solutions as well as Comprehensive Supply Chain Training and Education Center.
Through the years, the company’s growth was driven by our customers’ unique characteristics and needs. By analyzing and understanding companies of varying sizes and complexities, we are able to expand and develop our competencies to deliver powerful and effective solutions. We continously learn from our customer's best practices to deliver the right solutions to meet our customer's growth objectives.
About OB Golf Events
OB Golf Events is a subsidiary of OB Golf & Lifestyle Magazine which is Indonesia’s leading English Golf Magazine. Serving the corporate market with unique and memorable corporate tournaments for over 10 years, OB Golf Events has been behind many successful international and domestic golf tournaments in Indonesia. Reaching over 30,000 golfers nationwide, OB Golf serves anyone interested in golf with all their golfing needs. For more information, visit www.obgolf.co.id or www.golfwonderfulindonesia.com.
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.