O'Hern stumble opens door at Open

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2007 Australian Open | Round Three | 15 Dec 2007

Queenslanders Andrew Bonhomme and Wayne Perske along with West Australian Kim Felton fell victim to the pressures of Australian Open golf when they made horrible starts to their third rounds at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney today.

All three players were at least five over for the day through six holes and, given the congested nature of the leaderboard, they had dropped up to 30 places from their overnight position.

While they were slipping into obscurity another West Australian and Felton’s co-leader, Nick O’Hern made a fast start to his round with an eagle from 15 feet at the first followed by a birdie from 5 feet at the second.

Challenges were coming from back in the field in the form of Stuart Appleby and Jarrod Lyle and when O’Hern stumbled at the par five 5th with a double bogey, which was today playing into the wind, he was left only one ahead.

19 players are within four shots of the lead as the third round moves towards its halfway stage.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T4 -11 Craig Parry Australia 74 64 70 69 277
T2   ↑6 -10 Brandt Snedeker United States 69 70 70 69 278
T2   ↑T4 -10 Nick O'hern Australia 70 66 72 70 278
T2   ↑T16 -10 Won Joon Lee Australia 70 70 72 66 278
T5   ↓T1 -9 James Nitties Australia 71 66 69 73 279
T5   ↓3 -9 Stuart Appleby Australia 71 68 68 72 279
T7 -8 Aaron Baddeley Australia 70 71 69 70 280
T7   ↑T8 -8 Ewan Porter Australia 70 71 70 69 280
T7   ↑T23 -8 Greg Chalmers Australia 69 72 72 67 280
T7   ↑T16 -8 Rod Pampling Australia 73 70 69 68 280
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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