Six share lead after tight third round
Brazilian Adilson Da Silva posted a five-under-par 67 on Saturday to share the third round lead with five other players at the inaugural Volvik Hildesheim Open J Golf Series.
Thirteen-time Asian Tour winner Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, Asian Tour rookie Javi Colomo of Spain and local hopes Park Jun-Won, Lee In-Woo, and Park Boo-Won joined him with totals of 208 as the $300 000 event headed to an exciting finish Sunday.
Overnight leader Mo Joong-Kyung, also of South Korea, is a single shot behind the leaders after he posted 73 to take a share of seventh place at the Hildesheim Country Club in Jecheon, South Korea,
He has the same score as Thailand's Pariya Junhasavasdikul and Thanyakon Khrongpha, and fellow South Koreans Ma Soo-Kil, Byun Jin-Jae and Kim Dae-Hyun.
The 40-year old Da Silva, who has won multiple times on the Sunshine Tour in southern Africa, believes that he can also start winning on this region's elite circuit.
"It will mean a lot to me if I win my first Asian Tour title tomorrow. I've been working really hard these past few years and I hope that they'll pay off," he said, according to a press release from organisers.
"The course is in very (good) conditions and it's a perfect day for scoring. Hopefully, I can put in some really low numbers tomorrow," he added.
Colomo, meanwhile, thanked his wife for providing inspiration as posted three-under-par 69, promising to reward her with a trip to New York if he wins the event, that is jointly sanctioned by the Asian and Korean Tours.
"My wife Christina has been great all week," said the 28-year-old.
"This is a physically demanding golf course and she has never complained. She has been a great source of comfort and inspiration and the only thing I need to do is to win it for us tomorrow."
LEADING THIRD-ROUND SCORES:
208 - Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 69-72-67, Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 69-71-68, Park Jun-Won (KOR) 69-71-68, Lee In-Woo (KOR) 71-68-69, Javi Colomo (ESP) 69-70-69, Park Boo-Won (KOR) 69-69-70.
209 - Ma Soo-Kil (KOR) 66-75-68, Thanyakon Khrongpha (THA) 70-71-68, Byun Jin-Jae (KOR) 69-71-69, Pariya Junhasavasdikul (THA) 68-70-71, Mo Joong-Kyung (KOR) 68-68-73, Kim Dae-Hyun (KOR) 67-70-72.