(Reuters) – England’s Lee Westwood will take a one-shot lead into the general around of the Abu Dhabi Golfing Championship after carding a seven-under-par 65 on Saturday.
Westwood, who final gained at the Ecu Excursion on the 2018 Nedbank Problem, produced a mighty manner shot to arrange an eagle at the par 5 8th hollow to take the lead.
He completed with a difficult birdie putt that moved him to 14-under total, a shot transparent of Italian Francesco Laporta and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger.
Having slightly touched a membership since that includes within the Ecu Excursion’s season finale in Dubai final November, Westwood used to be happy together with his secure growth in Abu Dhabi this week.
“It is all the time an advantage to be in competition and that is the reason principally why we pop out right here,” the 46-year-old mentioned.
“I am not going to lie, I did not play numerous golfing getting into it, did not know what to anticipate. To be within the lead with one around to head, it is a actual certain.
“I do know I am proficient sufficient to win the event, it is only a case of making use of myself.”
Wiesberger made a overdue price with 3 consecutive birdies to check Westwood’s around of 65, whilst in a single day chief Laporta won two pictures in his ultimate 3 holes to complete with 69.
Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick sits in fourth at 12-under, whilst Sergio Garcia is every other shot again along Kurt Kitayama.
Global primary Brooks Koepka bounced again from a second-round 75 to make six birdies and end with a around of 70. The American, then again, stays 9 pictures off the lead.
(Reporting through Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Enhancing through Hugh Lawson)