Harrington leads by four in Indonesia

Sat 06 Dec 2014

Harrington leads by four in Indonesia

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Jakarta, December 7: Padraig Harrington of Ireland fired a four-under-par 67 after completing the third round of the US$750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open on Sunday.
The multiple Major champion returned this morning to finish five holes for a 16-under-par 197 total to hold a four-shot lead over Thanyakon Khrongpha of Thailand, who birdied his closing two holes for a 71 at the Damai Indah Golf, PIK Course.
Due to bad weather expected on Sunday afternoon, there will not be a redraw for the final round and player start round four in the same group.
Australia's Nathan Holman registered a 70 to lie in third position while local hope George Gandranata posted a 68 to tie for fourth with Sam Brazel of Australia on 205, eight shots behind Harrington at the Asian Tour event.
Harrington, who is aiming to win his first title in a full field event since 2010, hopes to maintain his strong momentum.
“The last thing I want to do is go out there and be negative because that gives the rest of the field a chance. It is an awkward position to be in. It is never easy to lead. It is always easy to chase,” said Harrington.
Scores after round 3 of the Bank BRI Indonesia Open being played at the par 71, 7100 Yards Damai Indah GC course (a- denotes amateur):
197 - Padraig HARRINGTON (IRL) 64-66-67.
201 - Thanyakon KHRONGPHA (THA) 67-63-71.
202 - Nathan HOLMAN (AUS) 69-63-70.
205 - George GANDRANATA (INA) 69-68-68, Sam BRAZEL (AUS) 68-68-69.
206 - David LIPSKY (USA) 72-68-66, Anirban LAHIRI (IND) 74-66-66, Quincy QUEK (SIN) 71-67-68, Carlos PIGEM (ESP) 68-69-69, Scott BARR (AUS) 69-67-70.
207 - Sattaya SUPUPRAMAI (THA) 73-67-67, S.S.P CHOWRASIA (IND) 68-71-68, Terry PILKADARIS (AUS) 69-70-68, Jarin TODD (USA) 69-64-74.
208 - Andrew DODT (AUS) 70-69-69, Danny CHIA (MAS) 68-69-71, Chris RODGERS (ENG) 69-68-71, Bryce EASTON (RSA) 67-69-72, Thitiphun CHUAYPRAKONG (THA) 69-66-73, Scott HEND (AUS) 69-64-75.