Felipe Aguilar continued from where he left off in his second round as he moved three strokes clear at the top of the leaderboard as day three of the Indonesian Open headed to a finish.
The Chilean was the overnight leader after carding an eight-under-par 62 and he looked on course to retain that lead when he reached three under par through 14 holes to lie 16-under overall.
Tied for second were Austrian Martin Wiegele, India’s Jeev Milkha Singh and James Kamte of South Africa, who were all 13-under overall with three holes left to play.
Luton-born Philip Golding was back in the clubhouse as the highest-placed Brit after a five-under-par 65.
He was 10-under overall, six strokes behind Aguilar.
The 2003 French Open winner climbed the leaderboard after picking up five birdies on the front nine and making par on the rest.
However, he was unable to build on that as two birdies coming home were cancelled out by two bogeys.
“The goal before I went out was to shoot five or six under so I achieved my objective,” Golding revealed.
“I made seven birdies but made a couple of mistakes. All week, the game has not felt quite there, although I have putted pretty well.
“Generally speaking, I have been pretty pleased though with this week.”
Paul McGinley shook off the effects of jet lag to produce his best round of the tournament.
Five birdies and just one bogey ensured he was in the clubhouse with a four-under-par 66 and he was seven-under overall.
Darren Clarke, who carded the second hole-in-one of the tournament yesterday, had a frustrating round in which he founded birdie putts hard to come by.
He made his way around the front nine level-par before bogeying the par-four 10th.
He immediately picked up a shot at the 11th but again bogeyed on the 13th before a birdie at the last ensured he finished level par and 11 strokes off the lead.