Jackson Takes Commanding Three-Shot Lead At PGM Maybank Johor Masters

Fri 12 Apr 2013

Jackson Takes Commanding Three-Shot Lead At PGM Maybank Johor Masters

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia, April 12: Grant Jackson of England set a new course record at the Johor Country Club with a sizzling eight-under-par 64 to seize the third round lead at the PGM Maybank Johor Masters on Friday.
The Englishman established a commanding three-shot lead over Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela with a 16-under-par 200 total at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Murillo, who was the overnight leader, stayed on track for a first victory in Asia by shooting a 69 while Malaysian rising star Nicholas Fung was a further two shots back on 205 following a 70.
Jackson, who finished seventh on the ADT Order of Merit last year, mixed his card with seven birdies and one eagle against one blemish to set the wheels in motion for a first career victory.
“I've had a nice last few days and the difference today was that I just holed more putts. I put in a new putter in the bag this week and have been working on my putting stroke in Thailand with my coach. It is working as I'm starting to hit putts at the right pace.
“I'll be trying to win tomorrow and just need to keep doing the same things and keep making putts. I've played in five events back home and made all top-10s so hopefully I can get it done on Saturday,” said Jackson who lost in a playoff to a Thai amateur at at Thai domestic event two weeks ago.
The top three players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn Asian Tour cards for 2014 while all events receive Official World Golf Ranking points from this season onwards.
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SCORECOMPETITORROUNDS
Pos.Score-Par+NameNat.AmR1R2R3
1200-16Grant JACKSONENG686864
2203-13Wolmer MURILLOVEN666869
3205-11Nicholas FUNGMAS666970
4207-9R. NachimuthuMAS706968
5208-8Airil Rizman ZAHARIMAS716869
6209-7Iain STEELMAS697169
7210-6Luke BLEUMINKAUS697170
8=211-5Rizal AMINMAS707269
8=211-5Mitsuhiko HASHIZUMEJPN697171
8=211-5Ratchapol JANTAVARATHA736672
8=211-5LEE Cho-chuanTPE716872
12=212-4CHANG Tse-PengTPE717071
12=212-4Darren TANAUS697172
12=212-4Akhmal TARMIZEEMAS697172
12=212-4Hanafiah JAMILMAS726872
12=212-4Daniel BRINGOLFAUS706973
17=213-3Wasin SRIPATTRANUSORNTHA727071
17=213-3Blake MCGRORYAUS727368
17=213-3Hendre Izak CELLIERSRSA697074
17=213-3Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORNTHA697074
21=214-2James BOWENUSA677473
21=214-2PARK Jin-WooKOR717073
21=214-2Malcolm KOKOCINSKISWE747169
24=215-1Michael MOOREAUS756971
24=215-1Rashid ISMAILMAS677474
26=216ParGeorge GANDRANATAINA746973
26=216ParAnis HASSANMAS717174
26=216ParMasaru TAKAHASHIJPN717372
26=216ParIan KEENANENG717075
26=216ParHSIEH Tung-shuTPE687276
26=216ParShaun MALONEENG716976
32=2171Timothy LOWSIN727174
32=2171HSIEH Chi-hsienTPE727174
32=2171P.GunasegaranMAS736975
32=2171Timothy TANGHKG737173
32=2171Man O IMUSA747172
37=2182Shaifubari MUDAMAS727175
37=2182CHAE Bum-geunKOR707474
37=2182Lion GOH (A)MAS+747074
37=2182LEE Shih-hungTPE767072
41=2193Faiz DAMITBRU717276
41=2193Pasavee LERTVILAITHA717474
41=2193James MCMILLANAUS717573
44=2204Lindsay RENOLDSCAN747076
44=2204Gavin FLINTAUS757075
44=2204YANG Fei-haoTPE747274
472215Takashi YOKOYAMAJPN717476
48=2226Charles DAVIESWAL717279
48=2226Jet MATHAYPHI707478
48=2226Rahizam RAMLIMAS717378
48=2226Dinata ABDILLAHMAS717378
522248HSU Li-pengTPE767078
53=22610CHOU Hung-nanTPE717283
53=22610George THACKERENG757180
5522812KIM Young-jinKOR727383

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.