Golf

Van Pelt leads in Perth

2012-10-20 12:18
Bo Van Pelt (File)
Perth - American Bo Van Pelt rolled in a 15m putt at the last hole to grab a one-shot lead after the third round of the $2m Perth International at Lake Karrinyup.

"Once in a while the hole gets in the way," Van Pelt told reporters.

His eight-iron approach had finished on a back tier of the green and he was looking at a possible three-putt.

"Lo and behold the ball goes in," said the world No 24.

Van Pelt closed with a 67 to finish on 12-under 204, one-shot clear of fellow American Jason Dufner (67) and two ahead of 20-year-old Emiliano Grillo of Argentina.

Grillo, seeking his first win as a professional, battled bravely for his 73.

Van Pelt, paired with Grillo, said the youngster should not be disheartened.

"He played really well and must have had five or six putts which hung on the edge today. There is plenty more upside for him (Grillo) to take out of the round," the American said.

After a composed front nine, the Argentinian had four bogeys on the back to come home in 39.

"I don't know what happened on the back nine. I had four bogeys and they were all pretty much good shots," Grillo said.

He remained upbeat about his chances.

"I have a good chance tomorrow. I'm playing in the group in front of the last group out. All the crowd will be with them (Dufner and Van Pelt) and they are going to have the pressure."

Grillo had an outstanding amateur career and played senior golf for his country when he was 14 years of age.

Van Pelt said the key to his score had been the four par fives at Lake Karrinyup which he has played them in 10 under par.

"That's where you have to make your score around this golf course," he said.

US Ryder Cup player Dufner said he felt very comfortable going into the final day after setting up his round with an eagle at the third and a chip-in for birdie on the seventh.

"I hit it stone dead at nine then made birdie at 10, 11 and 12. You have to make your score around here from seven to 15. It's a very tough finish," Dufner said.

Scores after the third round of the $Aus 2m ($2.04m) EPGA-sanctioned Perth International at Lake Karrinyup (par-72) in Perth on Saturday (Australia unless stated):

204 - Bo Van Pelt (USA) 70-67-67
205 - Jason Dufner (USA) 71-67-67
206 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 66-67-73
209 - David Howell (ENG) 71-68-70, Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 65-73-71
210 - Steve Jones 71-71-68, Greg Chalmers 68-73-69, Michael Hendry (NZL) 65-73-72
211 - Andre Stolz 70-73-68, Rhys Davies (WAL) 68-72-71
212 - Ignacio Garrido (ESP) 74-71-67, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 72-71-69, Edouard Dubois (FRA) 71-71-70, Mark Brown (NZL) 71-69-72, Robert Coles (ENG) 71-68-73
213 - David McKendrick 72-71-70, Paul Casey (ENG) 67-75-71, Knut Borsheim (NOR) 70-71-72, Ashley Hall 68-72-73, Stephen Dartnall 72-67-74, Peter Cooke 73-66-74, Jason Scrivener 68-69-76

Selected scores:

215 - Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 71-72-72, Sam Little (ENG) 72-71-72, Thomas Petersson (SWE) 70-72-73, Richard Bland (ENG) 70-69-76
216 - Oliver Wilson (ENG) 73-73-70
217 - Steve Webster (ENG) 72-73-72, Jamie Moul (ENG) 70-75-72, Craig Lee (SCO) 70-70-77
219 - Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 75-70-74, Federico Colombo (ITA) 71-74-74, Matthew Baldwin (ENG) 74-71-74, Alastair Forsyth (SCO) 70-70-79
220 - Thomas Norret (DEN) 72-74-74, Mikael Lundberg (SWE) 75-71-74, Jin Jeong (KOR) 70-72-78, Andrew Johnston (ENG) 67-73-80

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