HONG KONG (AP) — Stuart Manley of Wales put himself in position for a first European Tour title by shooting a 4-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Hong Kong Open.
Manley made the most of benign conditions at the Hong Kong Golf Club to roll in six birdies mixed with two bogeys for a total of 10-under 200.
Wade Ormsby of Australia and Shiv Kapur of India both shot 66 as well to sit tied for a second, while defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (65) was among a trio of players a further stroke back.
Manley has never finished better than ninth on the European Tour, and the most notable moment of his career so far came last month at the World Cup of golf when he followed up a hole-in-one by making 11 on the next hole.
He was a lot more consistent on Saturday, and knows he needs to keep that up to close out the victory.
"I will use the same approach tomorrow. I not going to change anything," the Welshman said. "I have nothing to lose. I will go out there and get it done."