SINGAPORE — Matt Kuchar will take a three-shot lead into the overall spherical of the Singapore Open following his blistering nine-under-par 62 on the Sentosa Golfing Membership on Saturday.

The Rio Olympic bronze medallist sank 4 birdies in his entrance 9 and 5 in his inner-nine for a three-day general of 17-under-par 196.

“I were given off to an excellent get started with birdies within the first two holes,” mentioned the American whose spherical would had been the direction file if now not for the most well liked lies ruling on the Serapong Path.

“I endured to play some just right stable golfing, took benefit of the par-fives once more and it used to be an excellent day.”

Protecting champion Jazz Janewattananond carded 67 to percentage the second one position with Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena, who posted 66.

“An overly gradual get started nowadays as not anything used to be in point of fact going my manner in my front-nine, however I’m nonetheless pleased with four-under,” mentioned Jazz.

Jazz is bidding to be best the second one participant, after Australian Adam Scott, to shield the name in Singapore however is acutely aware of the demanding situations forward.

“It might be nice, however Kuchar’s in for it presently and I see his ranking and it’ll be amusing day after today. Let’s see if I will carry out my easiest day after today,” added the Thai.

Former international primary Justin Rose carded 68 to lie 6th at 11-under. (Reporting by means of Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi Modifying by means of Frances Kerry)

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