Kuala Lumpur - England's Lee Westwood turned in a 70 on the
penultimate round of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia on Saturday to trail
joint leaders Jorge Campillo and Dylan Frittelli by three shots.
The 44-year-old Westwood won the Malaysian Open here at
Saujana Golf and Country Club 21 years ago.
And he shot a 62 on Friday for the lowest score yet.
Spaniard Campillo and South Africa's Frittelli both dropped
in a 66 for the single-stroke advantage.
The Maybank Championship remains up for grabs with the top
18 golfers separated by only three shots with the final round on Sunday.
World number 47 Frittelli, who bagged two European Tour
titles in 2017, is eyeing the championship.
"It is super bunched. A lot of Japanese guys are up
there, a few other Spanish guys, Jorge played great today with me and I'm not
sure if we will be drawn together tomorrow but I'm excited to mix it up,"
said Frittelli, who shot six birdies.
Campillo, who was one of the six golfers to fire an eagle on
the par-5 first hole, said it set the tone for a good round.
"I hit a perfect driver and a nice six iron to about
four or five metres and made that one. Always nice to start with an eagle,"
said the world number 186.
"I'm really looking forward to tomorrow (Sunday). It is
a nice position to be and I'm excited."
Trailing the leaders tied-third are American Berry Henson
and India's Joshi Khalin, who ended the day 14-under-par 202.
Italian Nino Bertasio and Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai,
who shared the lead on Friday, were two shots off the leaderboard, accompanied
by Prayad Marksaeng, Hideto Tanihara, Ryo Ishikawa and Marc Warren.
Ryan Fox hit the best shot of the day when he sank in an
albatross on the first.
The Kiwi lies in the same bracket as Westwood at
12-under-par 204, along with Japan's Yusaku Miyazato, India's Shiv Kapur,
French duo Michael Lorenzo-Vera and Benjamin Hebert, American Paul Peterson and
Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal.
Only 72 golfers will compete on Sunday after another eight
were cut on Saturday, including Northern Irishman Darren Clarke.
Leading scores after the third round of the Maybank Championship Malaysia (par 72):
201 - Jorge Campillo (ESP) 69-66-66, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 69-66-66
202 - Berry Henson (USA) 69-68-65, Khalin Joshi (IND) 67-70-65
203 - Prayad Marksaeng (THA) 71-65-67, Hideto Tanihara (JPN) 71-64-68, Ryo Ishikawa (JPN) 74-66-63, Marc Warren (SCO) 68-66-69, Nino Bertasio (ITA) 68-65-70, Phachara Khongwatmai (THA) 68-65-70
204 - Yusaku Miyazato (JPN) 71-67-66, Shiv Kapur (IND) 70-67-67, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 66-71-67, Paul Peterson (USA) 69-70-65, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 69-70-65, Ryan Fox (NZL) 68-68-68, Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 70-70-64, Lee Westwood (ENG) 72-62-70