Soomin Lee will take a three-shot lead into a final spin of a Maybank Championship Malaysia after posting a seven-under-par 64 on Saturday.
Starting a day 5 shots off a overnight lead hold by Nathan Holman, a 22-year-old South Korean churned 9 birdies with dual bogeys in his third spin to pierce to 15 underneath par.
Australia’s Marcus Fraser sits second after producing a bogey-free 66 on day three, while countryman Holman is a serve shot behind in third after carding a unsatisfactory triple spook during a last.
After covering a front 9 in 33, Lee rattled off 4 true birdies after a spin before picking adult another shot during a 15th.
A spook during a 16th followed, permitting Holman to tighten a gap, though a glorious birdie during a 17th saw Lee extend his advantage.
Lee said: “It was really exciting. we had a good feeling this week since we like personification on this course. we strike many critical iron shots today. we attempted to putt tighten to a hole though it went in so we gained some certainty on a greens.
“I’m perplexing to suffer my diversion and concentration on my possess game. If we keep my turn on a fairway afterwards it will be good for me to try and score.”
Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher enjoyed his best spin of a week so far, banishment 5 birdies on his approach to a flawless 66.
The 2014 Ryder Cup leader is among a vast organisation on 9 under, alongside England’s Richard Bland, whose third-round 73 saw him tumble down a leaderboard.
Gallacher was gratified with his arrangement on Saturday. He said: “I knew we indispensable to pull on during a start of a day, since we was a satisfactory approach back. So I’m really happy with that opening today, since I’ve brought myself into contention.”