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    Hung Chien Yao one stroke clear as Angelo Que stands six shots off in Asian Tour's Manila Masters

    Nov 21, 2015

    HUNG Chien-yao of Chinese Taipei carded a four-under 68 for a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Asian Tour’s Manila Masters on Saturday at the Manila Southwoods.

    Hung went bogey-birdie-bogey from No. 11 but hit back-to-back birdies from No. 14 and birdied the par-3 No. 17 for a 14-under 202.

    Jbe Kruger had an eagle-spiked 69 and was a stroke off the pace. He eagled the par-5 No. 15 to move to 13 under but settled for pars the rest of the way for a 203 total.

    “I just played my game. I didn’t even mark my score for the last five holes as I was focused a lot,” said Hung.

    ‘”I’ll try to keep what my coach (Dave Stockton) has been telling me – ‘keep my foot on the gas pedal, don’t let the foot leave the guys and just enjoy the ride. I like the course and I think I’ll enjoy it tomorrow,” said Hung.

    Lee Chieh-po was alone in third at 11 under after a 71.

    Thailand’s Natipong Srithong shot a 66 to move up to joint fourth at 207 with Spain’s Carlos Pigem, who carded a 67.

    Angelo Que shot a bogey-free six-under 66 to jump from joint 45th to a share of 12th with four others at 208.

    The three-time Asian Tour winner was six shots off the pace.

    “I like where I am now. I’m trailing but I’m up there now,” said Que.

    “With less wind, it became easier,” said Que, who had earlier rounds of 71-71.

    Rufino Bayron, just a stroke off before the day’s play, slipped with a 76 and fell to joint 32nd with six others at 211, nine shots off the leader.

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    Miguel Tabuena, who shot two eagles in the second round to move within four of the leaders, had a sluggish start in the third before recovering to save a 72.

    The top money earner on the Philippine Golf Tour this season made double-bogey on No. 2 and a bogey on No. 10

    Tabuena hit had an eagle-2 on No. 14 and hit two birdies but also bogeyed the 18th for joint 24th with seven others at 210.

    Jay Bayron shot a 68 for a 212 total, which was matched by Clyde Mondilla (69) and Tony Lascuna (73).

    Mars Pucay had a 75 for a 215 total, while Orlan Sumcad had a 74 for 216.

     

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