Byrne stays as the front-runner at the PGM LADA Langkawi Masters

Sat 27 Apr 2013

Byrne stays as the front-runner at the PGM LADA Langkawi Masters

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Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, April 27: James Byrne of Scotland was four shots ahead of the chasing pack following a third round three-under-par 69 at the PGM LADA Langkawi Masters on Saturday.
He posted two birdies and one eagle against one bogey for 18-under-par 198 to lead over Singaporean Lam Chih Bing, who produced a sensational 65, and Japanese Mitsuhiko Hashizume (67) at the Gunung Raya Golf Resort.
Thailand’s Wasin Sripattranusorn registered a 67 for fourth position, five shots from Byrne at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Byrne was disappointed not to build on his overnight five-shot lead but remains confident that he can secure his second ADT title since winning at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Masters in February.
“Anytime you have a lead, it is still a good position. It is nice to be ahead and I’ve won before at Rahman Putra. I’ve also won a few times in amateur golf with a lead so I’m not going to worry too much about the guys behind me,” said the former Walker Cup star.
The 23-year-old was four-under after 10 holes but struggled to keep pace when his putter turned cold.
“I struggled on the last eight holes. I missed quite a few birdie chances on 13, 14 and 15 and made a silly bogey on 16. I just didn’t hit the ball and putt as well as I did in the last two days. I felt like I could have pushed on a bit better but I can’t complain too much.”
Nicholas Fung was the best placed Malaysian after shooting a second consecutive 71 for a 208 total. He is 10 shots off the pace heading into the final round.
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Pos.-Par+NameNat.R1R2R3Score
1-18James BYRNESCO646569198
2=-14LAM Chih BingSIN706765202
2=-14Mitsuhiko HASHIZUMEJPN686767202
4-13Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORNTHA676967203
5=-12Anthony KANGUSA677067204
5=-12Lindsay RENOLDSCAN696570204
7-11Malcolm KOKOCINSKISWE647269205
8-10Nils FLORENSWE637271206
9=-9Adam BLYTHAUS707265207
9=-9LEE Shih-hungTPE686970207
9=-9HSIEH Tung-shuTPE686871207
12=-8YANG Fei-haoTPE706870208
12=-8Nicholas FUNGMAS667171208
12=-8Ian KEENANENG706771208
15=-7Daniel BRINGOLFAUS736967209
15=-7Arie FAUZIMAS726968209
15=-7Ben CAMPBELLNZL687368209
15=-7Darren TANAUS697169209
15=-7David PALMSWE706871209
20=-6Quincy QUEKSIN717267210
20=-6Shaaban HUSSINMAS706971210
20=-6Clement RAMEAUXFRA726771210
20=-6Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORNTHA736473210
20=-6R. NachimuthuMAS706773210
25=-4Michael MOOREAUS697271212
25=-4Nick PUGHENG717071212
27=-3Sam CYRUSA717171213
27=-3Grant JACKSONENG717171213
27=-3Hans JAMILMAS707370213
30=-2Airil Rizman ZAHARIMAS717172214
30=-2George GANDRANATAINA707173214
30=-2S. Siva ChandhranMAS727171214
30=-2Chris CAREYAUS707470214
34=-1Sukree OTHMANMAS717173215
34=-1Pasavee LERTVILAITHA687275215
34=-1KOH Deng ShanSIN766871215
34=-1Yuki USAMIJPN747170215
38=ParKIM Leun-kwangMAS717273216
38=ParIain STEELMAS716976216
38=ParKeegan KAMMAS757071216
38=ParJoe FEATHERENG737271216
42=1LAM ZhiqunSIN717373217
42=1James BOWENUSA747073217
42=1CHANG Yao-pinTPE737173217
45=2Zen DHARMARATNEMAS717275218
45=2S. MurthyMAS756875218
45=2Timothy LOWSIN717473218
48=3CHAE Bum-geunKOR746877219
48=3Mohd. Nazri MOHD ZAINMAS717276219
48=3Rahizam RAMLIMAS737274219
51=4Clarke LUTTONSCO717376220
51=4Tony LAMMAS737176220
51=4Haziq HAMIZANMAS727375220
51=4Shaifubari MUDAMAS747175220
555Man O IMUSA737276221

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 Nationwide 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 three players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. The ADT will also receive Official World Golf Ranking points from 2013.