Lucas Lee leads Thailand Open after 3rd round

March 16, 2013 - 5:28 AM
Thailand Open Golf

Lucas Lee of Brazil plays a shot on the third fairway during the third round of Thailand Open Golf Championship at Thana City Golf and Sports Club on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

BANGKOK (AP) — Lucas Lee of Brazil shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Thailand Open.

Lee had eight birdies against a lone bogey on the 11th hole for a 19-under total of 197 at the Thana City Golf & Sports Club. Mu Hu of China shot a 64 to sit tied for second with defending champion Chris Wood of England (65) at the season-opening event on the OneAsia tour.

Scott Strange of Australia led after the second round, which was completed earlier Saturday after a rain suspension, but fell to a tie for third after a 68. He was a further stroke back along with Simon Yates of Scotland, who had a flawless 64 that included six birdies and an eagle on the fifth hole.