Canberra's Chris Campbell leads Casio World Open

BY Bruce Young | Japan Tour | 2007 Casio World Open | Round Three | 24 Nov 2007

Canberra’s Chris Campbell leads into the final round of the 2007 Casio World Open in Kochi, Japan, after a brilliant third round of 64 swept him into a one shot lead over Toru Taniguchi.

32-year-old Campbell, who won the 2005 Mizuno Open and in doing so earned himself a place at the Open Championship at St Andrews that year, is the brother of Japan LPGA player Nikki Campbell. Nikki is currently in 21st place in the Japan LPGA Tour’s Ricoh Cup this weekend.

Campbell has struggled for much of this season but a recent 4th place at the Visa Taiheiyo tournament behind fellow Canberra golfer, Brendan Jones, gave an indication that things were on the improve. They will improve even further today if he can hold off what will no doubt be a barrage from Taniguchi and others.

Brendan Jones was disqualified after round one following an inadvertent rules infringement on the first hole of the tournament when he replaced a ball, which had rolled after he had marked it. As the movement was not caused by any action of Jones in the process of marking his ball, the number three player in Japan in 2007 was disqualified.


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T4 -13 Taichi Teshima Japan 69 68 73 65 275
2   ↓1 -12 Chris Campbell Australia 73 70 64 69 276
3   ↓T2 -11 I J Chang 69 67 72 69 277
4 -9 Yusaku Miyazato Japan 74 66 70 69 279
5   ↑T13 -8 Tomohiro Kondo Japan 70 71 72 67 280
T6   ↑T10 -7 Brandt Snedeker United States 70 70 72 69 281
T6   ↑T30 -7 Hideki Kase Japan 76 71 69 65 281
T6   ↑T8 -7 Tateo Jet Ozaki Japan 69 72 70 70 281
T6   ↓T4 -7 Toyokazu Fujishima Japan 71 68 71 71 281
T10   ↓T8 -6 Frankie Minoza Philippines 73 70 68 71 282
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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