Wiesberger three clear in China; Turner overcomes four-putt in Japan
Bernd Wiesberger. Picture: Getty Images

Bernd Wiesberger. Picture: Getty Images

European Tour — Paul Dunne shot a two under 70 to move up to 33rd as Bernd Wiesberger charged into a three-shot lead in the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club.

Dunne is on two-under par and 13 strokes behind three-time European Tour champion Wiesberger, who entered round three with a four-shot advantage but quickly saw that wiped out by Grégory Bourdy, 

The Frenchman joined Mikko Korhonen in making a hole-in-one on Saturday. However, a strong finish from the Austrian saw him sign for a 69 and a 15 under par total.

South African Dylan Frittelli is three shots off the pace (68) after a birdie-birdie finish with countrymen Dean Burmester and George Coetzee tied for third with England’s Ross Fisher and American David Lipsky on 11-under-par.


Alexander Levy, the winner of the Volvo China Open in 2014 and the course record holder, produced an impressive round of 64 to sit alongside fellow Frenchman Bourdy, local favourite Liu Yan-Wei and American Bubba Watson on ten under.

Korhonen won a BYD Tang SUV after acing the 220-yard 16th hole on Saturday morning as he completed his second round. His first hole-in-one on the European Tour, Korhonen wasn’t initially aware he had holed out with his four-iron to win the hybrid car valued at US$43,500.

Bourdy followed suit when he produced his second hole-in-one of the 2017 season on the 185-yard third hole with a seven-iron straight to the pin.

Turner recovers from four-putt in Japan

Asian Tour — Muskerry’s Niall Turner overcame a four-putt double bogey at the second hole to card a two-under-par 69 and move up to tied 37th in the Panasonic OPEN Japan+.

The 33-year-old is eight shots behind Junggon Hwang of Korea, who shot a third round 65 at Chiba Country Club's Umesato Course to lead by one stroke from Japan's Mikumu Horikawa (63), and Hiroshi Iwata (67) and Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng (67) on 10-under par.

Turner, who is 65th in the Order of Merit with $10,515 from four starts, recovered from his early mistake with birdies at the ninth, 12th, 17th and 18th.