Wiesberger well-placed for Shenzhen success


Bernd Wiesberger takes a three-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International after carding a three-under 69 on Saturday.

The Austrian led by four strokes at the halfway stage, with much of the field forced to complete their second rounds on Saturday due to heavy rain and lightning at Genzon Golf Club a day prior.

No man was able to eat into Wiesberger's lead at that point, and it was only reduced by one shot at the conclusion of the third round.

Wiesberger made five birdies and two bogeys in his 69, leaving him on 15-under and clear of second-placed Dylan Frittelli, who finished strongly by picking up shots on 17 and 18 to move to 12-under.

Four men - David Lipsky, George Coetzee, Dean Burmester and Ross Fisher - are one stroke further back while another quartet sit on 10-under - including Gregory Bourdy, who failed to build sufficiently on the momentum gained by an ace at the par-three third.

His was not the only hole-in-one of the day, after Mikko Korhonen's on the 16th in his second round.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson carded a two-under 70 to join Bourdy, Alexander Levy and Liu Wan-yei five shots off Wiesberger, who is in prime position to seal a first European Tour triumph since 2015.