Ben Leong made the biggest move among the six Malaysians left in the field on Day 3 of the Maybank Championship, carding a 69 to climb up the leaderboard into 23rd place on six-under-par.
Starting off the 10th tee of Saujana’s Palm Course, Leong made six birdies but dropped shots on three holes including his last hole at the tough par-four 9th.
“Hitting under-par here is good for me. It could have been better and could have been worse but we have one more day to go … I’m looking forward to it,” said the 31-year-old.
“It was tricky out there today, the winds were swirling a little bit, especially on the last hole. I’ll just play my own game tomorrow, narrow down my focus and narrow down my target … that’s all I can do,” he added.
Amateur Daeng Abdul Rahman continued his fine run with a solid 71 to be the next best Malaysian on five-under-par. Danny Chia, Gavin Green and Nicholas Fung are on two-under-par, while Arie Irawan is three-over-par after 54 holes.