Shane Lowry six shots off Wade Ormsby in Hong Kong

Lowry has plenty of work to do to catch leader after he posts a third round of 68

Shane Lowry is six shots off the lead in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philip Fong/Getty/AFP

Shane Lowry is six shots off the lead in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philip Fong/Getty/AFP

 

Shane Lowry has work to do heading into the final day of the Hong Kong Open, after he carded a third round of 68 on Saturday to leave himself six shots off the lead of Australia’s Wade Ormsby.

Lowry is one of seven players currently tied for ninth place in the Asian Tour’s curtain-raiser, after he failed to really ignite following Friday’s impressive 66.

The British Open winner made one birdie on his way out - on the par four seventh - before picking up another shot on the par four 10th.

Another birdie on the 15th suggested a strong finish but Lowry gave that shot back on the 17th, before signing for a two under par round of 68.

Meanwhile Australian Orsmby continued his affinity with the tournament as he added to his opening rounds of 65 and 66 with another 66 on Saturday.

The 2017 Hong Kong Open winner now has a two stroke lead over Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul heading into the final day’s play.

Charoenkul has a two shot advantage over a group of four who are tied for third on nine under par on a congested leaderboard.

Lowry will be joined by America’s Tony Finau and Tomoharu Otsuki in Sunday’s final round, as he bids to reel in Orsmby.

Full leaderboard available HERE.

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