PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thailand's Prom Meesawat took a two-stroke lead after three rounds with a 5-under 67 on Saturday, while England's Lee Westwood went from a tie for first place to being out of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.
The Thai golfer had a three-round total of 12-under 204 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, with three golfers tied for second: American Sean Crocker (67), Australian Lucas Herbert (69) and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen (69).
“I just try to put myself, put the ball in a good position,” Meesawat said. “This course, when you miss on the wrong side, you get into real trouble. I did well for last two days, I missed only a couple shots to put myself in the top position. Very happy to finish first, but still a lot of golf for (Sunday), and I think it's going to be good fun.
“I've got a good chance. Like what I said, match play, everything can happen. Like last year, last guys got in and he just knocked everyone and get to the final. So you never know. I'm going to try to be like Rummy, he finished first and then winning the tournament, so that's what my goal.”
Westwood shot a third-round 78 in the European Tour event to finish out of the top 24 qualifiers for match play on Sunday.
“Not the best day ever on the golf course, but really enjoyed my week in Perth,” Westwood posted on Instagram after the round. “Going home to work on my game and come out strong at my next European Tour event. The BMW PGA at Wentworth in May!”
The event is sanctioned by three tours: European, Asian and PGA of Australia.