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 and made a good birdie on the first hole and managed to keep things going. I hit a lot of quality shots on the smart side of the hole, so my putter got hot and I had a couple.

“Probably my hole of the tournament was bogey on the par-3 14th. I hit it into the water and didn’t hit a great wedge shot, but I hit 18 feet. That kept the momentum going. “Overall it was a great result,” 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 disappointed. It wasn’t my best performance. I had a really good start, but I couldn’t do anything from there. In today’s round, I had one birdie, one eagle, and one bogey. I missed a lot. I couldn’t do it.” I didn’t hit the green very much.

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

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