This is going to be a miracle for Jade Morgan, the Australian PGA champion who did not get the crown of Royal Queensland on Sunday.
Joe Kirkwood has a relentless Jade Morgan suffocation in the Cup, with Queensland holding a huge nine-shot lead in Sunday’s final round of the Australian PGA.
The 22-year-old, whose grandparents owned a golf course, made another great effort after shooting his nearest rival Andrew Dodt with a six-stroke advantage in the third round on Saturday, and shot a six-under 65 to equal his 20-under. . Home course in Royal Queensland.
Dodot remains his closest rival after 68 runs for the tournament took him to 11-under.
After the five-under 66 round, David Mikeluji returned another shot that included five straight birdies in the back nine.
However, anyone is going to do a miracle to catch Morgan, who was advised by former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting and Australian baseball legend Graeme Lloyd after receiving the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship.
“It was a great day again … but there is still another round to go so I will do my best to do exactly as I do today,” Morgan said.
“Three rounds have been made, another will go and the work will be finished.”
Morgan also paid tribute to the crowd at his home, who picked him up in a heated state that sometimes made him feel colorless.
“I was getting a little uncomfortable and the crowd helped me get through it, which is nice,” he said.
Doddt, who birdied the 18th hole to make sure he was in the final group with Morgan again, knew he would have to face a tough task to get close to Morgan on Sunday.
“Nine shots, that’s a lot on his home course in front of his home fans,” Dot said.
“It’s going to take a low round and probably not very good for him, but he’s full of confidence, he’s playing well, he’s putting holes … it’s going to be tough.”
Tournament drawcard and Scottish Open champion Min Woo Lee fired 69 shots to move to a six-under par after three rounds.
Also experienced in six-under and another pre-tournament favorite of Brad Kennedy, who shot four-under 67 on Saturday.
“It wasn’t really a four-under – I caught two bunker shots,” Kennedy said.
“I am just happy to have given myself a chance today.
“I started to feel like I had some control over the ball. Let me just slip a couple.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“It’s a little bit outside but it’s not too far which is exciting, but at the same time when you (14) are chasing someone ahead and you leave a few people there, it’s still frustrating.
“But (Sunday) another day. The pressure is going to be on everyone up front and I’m just going to get out of there.
“I’m getting more and more comfortable with how to get to the golf course and I’m starting to understand what it can and can’t give me.”
Originally published as Jade Morgan led the Australian PGA to nine shots after three rounds