Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) – Bernd Wiesberger just missed
out on tying the course record by one shot with a third-round, 9-under 63
Saturday and he opened up a 2-shot lead heading into the final day of the
Maybank Malaysian Open.
Wiesberger, a two-time winner on the European Tour, finished 54 holes at 17-
under-par 199. The Austrian, who has finished inside the top 10 in each of his
three starts this season, saw both of his victories come in 2012 at the
Ballantine’s Championship and the Lyoness Open.
Alejandro Canizares, who shared the second-round lead with defending champion
Lee Westwood, carded a 4-under 68 and he is alone in second place at 15-under
After also sharing the first-round lead with Graeme McDowell, Westwood shot a
3-under 69 at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in round three. He is tied for
third at 14-under 202 with Paul Waring, who shot a 7-under 65.
While Wiesberger came up a bit short of the course record, Anirban Lahiri
fired a 10-under 62 Saturday, which ties the record set by Raphael Jacquelin
back in 2006. The big day helped Lahiri vault into fifth at 12-under 204.
MORE TO FOLLOW.