Ben Leong continued with his good form as he shot a five-under 67 to join second round leader Lam Yu Shuen at the top of the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s Impian Closed Championship at Impian Golf & Country Club today.
Lam, who led or shared the lead over the first two rounds, carded an even-par 72 for a 10-under 206 total after the third round in the RM180,000 event. That gave the leaders a four-stroke cushion at the helm with one more round to go.
Delighted with his showing today, and following closely on the heels of his victory in Perlis last weekend, Leong said: “I’m just trying to play my game hole-by-hole and take it as it comes. “I hit the ball rather well today. My driving was not too bad and my putting was equally good,” he said.
Iylia Jamil shot a 69 and climbed into a tie for third on six-under 210 with first round co-leader Rizal Amin, who had 73. Khor Kheng Hwai, who recently won in Penang, also carded a 69, and was joint fifth with top amateur player Low Khai Jei, who shot a 70. They were tied with S. Siva Chandhran (70) and Irfan Yusoff (71) on five-under 211.
Leading Third Round Scores
206 -10 Ben Leong 70-69-67, Lam Yu Shuen 68-66-72
210 -6 Iylia Jamil 71-70-69, Rizal Amin 67-70-73
211 -5 Khor Kheng Hwai 74-68-69, Low Khai Jei (A) 74-67-70, S. Siva Chandhran 70-71-70, Irfan Yusoff 71-69-71
212 -4 Shaaban Hussin 72-69-71
213 -3 Airil Rizman Zahari 71-69-73
214 -2 Kenneth De Silva 68-75-71
215 -1 Keegan Kam 72-72-71, Rashid Ismail 69-74-72, Sukree Othman 67-72-76