Yangon: South African’s Shaun Norris claimed a seven-shot lead over his rivals yesterday in the third round of the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open, the country’s richest sporting event.
The one-time Asian Tour winner started the day tied for first with India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia but stormed ahead of the pack with a 11-under-par 61 at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club in Yangon.
The big drive brought him up to a three-day total of 23-under-par 193 at the tournament, which is sanctioned the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO).
“It was definitely a very exciting day,” Norris said according to quotes provided by the Asian Tour.
“Right from the start, everything went well. I could read the line and was striking it well, hitting the ball into places which I wanted it to be.”
Japan’s Azuma Yano provided another highlight Saturday when he landed his first albatross on 14, moving him up to second place alongside Chawrasia and Korea’s Wang Jeunghun.