Kiradech charges into joint lead in Woburn

Sun 11 Oct 2015

Kiradech charges into joint lead in Woburn

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October 11: Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a third straight four-under-par 67 to earn a share of the third round lead in the British Masters supported by Sky Sports on Saturday.
Chasing a third win of the season, big-hitting Kiradech kept a clean card at Woburn Golf Club, sinking four birdies to tie Matthew Fitzpatrick with 18 holes remaining.
Kiradech only missed three fairways, which he attributed to his charge up the leaderboard.
“If you compare it with other European Tour golf courses, this course is quite narrow. So just keep the ball in play. If you get yourself on the fairway, you have a chance on this course,” said the former Asian Tour number one.
"In the practice round, I said to my caddie, ‘four-under every day would be good to finish in the top three’. That’s how I've been doing in the first three rounds.  Just one more day, so make another 67 tomorrow.”
The world number 55 has won in China and Scotland this season and believes he has a good chance to triumph again on British soil.
“I love to be here in Britain, love to come back, nice weather. People are very nice and golf course is in great condition,” he said.
Fitzpatrick remains on course for a wire-to-wire maiden victory after a 68 kept him up on the leaderboard with the Thai. The duo lead by one from Soren Kjeldsen and Fabrizio Zanotti while former world number one is three back.
Asian Tour member Marcus Fraser shot a 67 to lie five shots back.