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.