Malaysian Open: Canada’s Du Toit takes overall lead as Irvin and Kavish fall

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — Canadian James du Toit scores a 62 for a three-day total of 17-under 196, finishing just one stroke behind Australian Kevin Yuan in Malaysia.・Playing the final round of the Open Golf Championship. Overall lead.

Du Toit fired a brilliant score of 9-under 62 in the third round at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Seri Kembangan, delighting fans with 10 birdies and 1 bogey, and finished today with 3-under 68. He remained in contention with co-leader Kevin, who hit a one-night stand. .

Kevin made a strong comeback with one birdie and two bogeys on the front nine, and four birdies on the back nine.

“I got off to a good start, made a great birdie on the first hole and just stayed in shape. I hit a lot of quality shots on the smart side of the hole, so my putter got hot and I was able to make a few shots. Ta.

“Probably my hole of the tournament was the bogey on the par-3 14th. I hit it in the water, and I didn’t hit a great wedge shot, but I hit an 18-foot shot. So the momentum was… It didn’t stop. All in all it was a great day,” he told reporters.

American John Catlin remained in third place with a round of 15-under 198.

On the leaderboard, four golfers are within three strokes of the lead at 14-under 199, and the remaining six are tied at 13-under 200.

Malaysia’s V. Kavish Varman, the other co-leader at the start of the day, fell back with a 72, leaving him five spots off the pace along with compatriot Irvin Chan, who posted a 69. They both tied for 14th place with 12 points. Less than 201.

“I’m frustrated. It’s not my best performance. I had a very good start but couldn’t progress from there. Today’s round was one birdie, one eagle and one bogey. I missed a lot of birdies. I didn’t hit the green very often.

“I gave myself some chances and didn’t score, but overall I just didn’t make any good putts today so it was frustrating,” Irvin said. — Bernama

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