Thongchai hits front as Wang chases

Sun 03 Jul 2016

Thongchai hits front as Wang chases

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July 3: Thongchai Jaidee, a three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion,  will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Open de France with Korea’s Jeunghun Wang and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in close pursuit.


The Thai carded a flawless three-under-par 68 for an eight-under-par 205 total, leaving him with another opportunity to claim his fourth win on European soil.


“I had a very good game plan today. My caddie and were talking all the way round, concentrating on every shot. I hit a lot of fairways today and made a couple of great long outs which helped the score a lot.



Jeunghun Wang of Korea Jeunghun Wang of Korea

“I was very positive today and I need to do the same tomorrow because the course can be so tough, especially if the conditions stay the same because we are playing in a really tough wind and the course is set up really tough,” said Thongchai.


Wang, who was among the overnight leaders, opened up a four-shot cushion after seven holes but seemed to lose his way coming home when he dropped three shots in his back-nine for a 70.


Australia’s Scott Hend slipped to tied-57th after a 79.


At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational where Australia’s Jason Day and American Scott Piercy hold the third round lead, Korea’s K.T. Kim signed for a 70 to take a share of 12th place while compatriot Younghan Song posted a 72 for tied-18th position.


India’s Anirban Lahiri returned with a 73 for equal 30th place.


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July 3: Thongchai Jaidee, a three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion,  will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Open de France with Korea’s Jeunghun Wang and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in close pursuit.


The Thai carded a flawless three-under-par 68 for an eight-under-par 205 total, leaving him with another opportunity to claim his fourth win on European soil.


“I had a very good game plan today. My caddie and were talking all the way round, concentrating on every shot. I hit a lot of fairways today and made a couple of great long outs which helped the score a lot.


“I was very positive today and I need to do the same tomorrow because the course can be so tough, especially if the conditions stay the same because we are playing in a really tough wind and the course is set up really tough,” said Thongchai.


Wang, who was among the overnight leaders, opened up a four-shot cushion after seven holes but seemed to lose his way coming home when he dropped three shots in his back-nine for a 70.


Australia’s Scott Hend slipped to tied-57th after a 79.


At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational where Australia’s Jason Day and American Scott Piercy hold the third round lead, Korea’s K.T. Kim signed for a 70 to take a share of 12th place while compatriot Younghan Song posted a 72 for tied-18th position.


India’s Anirban Lahiri returned with a 73 for equal 30th place.


Ends.