Green leads by five at Glenmarie

Malaysia’s Gavin Green is set to claim his first win as a professional after he opened up a five-shot lead following the third round of the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship.

140815_PNGC_Gavin Green (MAS)The 21-year-old totalled 16-under-par 200 at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club to lead Americans Casey O’Toole and Blake Snyder in the RM200,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.

Green, who finished his second round this morning with a remarkable 64, continued his surge up the leaderboard thanks to his big-hitting game where he birdied all the par fives.

“I hit it pretty good but I didn’t make any putts. It could have been a lot lower if I didn’t miss the short putts. I’m still going to play aggressive on the final day. I won’t hold back. I will try and shoot the low round of the day,” said Green, who won the 2014 Vascory Templer Park Championship on the ADT while still an amateur

He is beginning to reap the benefits of working with new coach Chris O’Connell, who is also the coach for Matt Kuchar.

“I’m still working on my swing. It is not 100% there yet. It still needs a lot of work but the swing is better now. The mechanics are a lot more stable in the swing now,” explained Green, , who turned professional in June.

The winner of the PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship will take home a prize purse of US$9,615 and receive six Official World Golf Ranking points. The top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale. The ADT will continue to reward the top-five finishers on the final Order of Merit with Asian Tour cards for 2016.

Leading third round scores:

200 – Gavin GREEN (MAS) 67 64 69

205 – Casey O’TOOLE (USA) 70 70 65, Blake SNYDER (USA) 70 68 67

206 – Airil Rizman ZAHARI (MAS) 69 70 67, LAM Chih Bing (SIN) 70 64 72

208 – Sukree OTHMAN (MAS) 67 71 70

209 – Nirun SAE-UENG (THA) 73 70 66, Chanat SAKULPOLPHAISAN (THA) 71 71 67, Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 67 71 71, Jordan IRAWAN (INA) 66 72 71

210 – Sutijet KOORATANAPISAN (THA) 70 70 70, Smithti TEERATRAKUL (THA) 66 74 70

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