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    Pagunsan hits day's best round to gain share of second in Japan Open

    Oct 13, 2012
    Juvic Pagunsan hits an eagle-aided 70, the best round of the day, and moves to within striking distance in Osaka. Photo courtesy of asiantour.com

    JUVIC PAGUNSAN got a lift from an eagle and got to three under through 10 holes but suffered two bogeys to settle for a 70 and a share of second spot in the after the third round of the Japan Open on Saturday in Osaka.

    The 34-year-old Pagunsan, top money earner on the Asian Tour last year and now looking to make his mark on the Japan Tour, had a birdie-bogey start before making eagle on No. 6.

    The shotmaker from Bacolod birdied No. 10 and dropped shots on Nos. 12 and 18 for a one-under round.

    Still, that 70 was the best for the day as the field struggled in tough conditions at Naha Golf Club.

    Pagunsan is at five-over 218 after 54 holes, same as the aggregate of Koumei Oda who had a 72.

    They were two strokes off Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan, who had a third-round 73.

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    Pagunsan was the only one to break par, while last week's Canon Open winner Yuta Ikeda was one of only two who matched par.

    Ikeda had a 71 for a three-day total of eight-over 221, while Yosuke Tsukada also scored even par and had a 224 total.

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    Juvic Pagunsan hits an eagle-aided 70, the best round of the day, and moves to within striking distance in Osaka. Photo courtesy of asiantour.com
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