Wonderful Wang leads in Qatar

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Wonderful Wang leads in Qatar

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January 29: Jeunghun Wang separated himself from a crowded leaderboard with a brilliant bogey-free round of 65 to take a three shot advantage into the final round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
The South Korean was one of a record-breaking nine players to start the third round with a share of the lead at Doha Golf Club, but he pulled clear from the pack with seven birdies to move to 15-under-par for the tournament.
Wang was crowned the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2016 after claiming back-to-back European Tour wins last spring in Morocco and Mauritius and finishing runner up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player in November.
He has hit the ground running in 2017, finishing 11th in last week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and the windy conditions in Doha have proved to his liking, as he produced a faultless display of shot-making to spread the field.
“I don't want to think about the win. I just want to focus on my own game. My irons and putting are really good this week. So I think I have a good chance to win,” said Wang, a winner on the Asian Tour.
“I only missed a few greens today. That's the key to my seven under. My putting was really good, too. I think everything is good right now. I like this course. I like the wind. I like the green conditions. It's pretty nice for me,” he added.
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