WU BOUNCES BACK IN XIAMEN ON OMEGA CHINA TOUR
Wu Kangchun shot a sparkling four-under-par 66 to regain control of the Xiamen Leg on the Omega China Tour today after the third round.
Wu was the first round leader at Orient (Xiamen) Golf & Country Club following a 65 but slipped back the following day with a 74.
However, the man who won the season-opening Sofitel Golf Championship stormed back in front with a round made up of five birdies and a bogey for a three-stroke lead over Shang Lei.
Shang shot a 70, while three strokes further back are halfway leader Fan Zhipeng and Ye Xionghui.
Fan, who up until last year played for the national amateur team with Wu, struggled in with a 75 while Ye carded a 69.
“I hope to win again, it is a great feeling and has lots of benefits. I have been very lucky in my first year as a professional. A lot of people have helped me especially all my friends from my amateur days who are now also professional,” said Wu, who leads the tournament on five-under-par 205.
In addition to his win, the 26 year old from Zhuhai has finished in the top 10 on four occasions. He is presently in fifth place on the Omega Order of Merit.
“I had a hot start to the season, faded a bit mid-way through but I’m now feeling very strong this week,” added Wu.
Omega Order of Merit leader Li Chao fired a 72 and is seven behind Wu along with Zheng Wengen – winner of the last event in Kunming. Zheng carded a 71.
Chen Xiaoma had an up and down day. He eagled the par-four first and the par-five 13th but triple bogeyed the seventh and doubled the 12th. He finished with a 75 and is eight off the pace.