Golding close in on the leaders in Jakarta

Englishman Philip Golding moved to within two strokes of the lead midway through his third round at the Indonesian Open in Jakarta today.

Englishman Philip Golding moved to within two strokes of the lead midway through his third round at the Indonesian Open in Jakarta today.

Luton-born Golding, whose only victory on the European Tour came at the French Open in 2003, started the day eight shots off the top of the leaderboard.

But five birdies on the front nine has moved him to 10-under overall and within sight of current leaders James Kamte and Felipe Aguilar.

Chilean Aguilar was the overnight leader after an impressive eight-under-par 62 catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard, where he held a two-stroke advantage.

However, he had dropped a shot on the first to allow South African Kamte to take a share of the lead on 12-under through four holes.

Kamte is hoping to secure his maiden European Tour victory at the Cengkareng Golf Club and he was making steady progress in the third round, making a birdie putt on the par-four second.

Australian Adam Blyth was one of the biggest movers up the leaderboard, climbing to within a stroke of leaders after four birdies in his first six holes.

Defending champion Mikko Ilonen was four shots off the top at two-under through seven, while Darren Clarke’s challenge was faltering as he made par along the front nine, leaving him seven strokes off the pace.

Paul McGinley, who had expressed concerns over the effects of jet lag after his first round, was enjoying a better day on the course.

McGinley was six-under after 12 holes after carding four birdies and making par on the rest.

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