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Elvira takes dual shot lead into final turn in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (AFP)

Nacho Elvira edged closer to a lass European Tour prize after he posted a six-under-par 66 to benefit a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky during a Maybank Championship penultimate turn on Saturday.

The title, however, stays adult for grabs with Australian Scott Hend, Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer and Thai brave Jazz Janewattananond usually 3 shots off Elvira.

Elvira had been in row after he joint-led with Marcus Fraser on Thursday.

Coming into a third round, Elvira of Spain trailed Thomas Pieters by a singular shot in stiflingly prohibited conditions, though gained a advantage pleasantness of his 7 birdies.

“I’m unequivocally happy with a 66. It was tough with a feverishness and steam today. we stayed studious and it paid off in a end,” he said.

“It would be good to start here (winning on a European Tour though we unequivocally don’t consider about it too much. we like a approach things are right now with my swing.”

Two-time European Tour leader Lipsky will be anticipating to supplement a third after he finished a day with a 67 notwithstanding dual spook flaws.

“It’s a wily march so we are going to make bogeys out there, we have usually got to make your share of birdies. If we can keep creation birdies like we am, we consider I’ll be alright,” a American, who shot 7 birdies, said.

Crowd favourite Ernie Els will also be assured of finale a six-year pretension drought after another unchanging display for a 69.

The South African sits usually 4 strokes divided from Elvira during nine-under-par 207.

The internal throng will also compensate courtesy to Nicholas Fung on a final day on Sunday after a Malaysian finished a day tied-13th, 7 shots off a pace.

The US$3 million eventuality is co-sanctioned by a Asian and European tours.

Article source: https://www.france24.com/en/20190323-elvira-takes-two-shot-lead-final-round-malaysia

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