Paul, Gavin shoot to the top in Corolla Cross Cup

PUTRAJAYA: Young hotshots Paul San and Ervin Chang take on Malaysia's No 1 professional Gavin Green in what looms to be a highly entertaining and exciting final round of the Corolla Cross Cup at the Palm Garden Golf Club here on Thursday.

Paul and Gavin are joint leaders at 11-under 133 after both shot 7-under 65 and 6-under 66, respectively in Wednesday's second round. Paul chalked up a flawless round of seven birdies with no bogeys while Gavin's only blemish was a bogey 4 on the par three 14th.

Ervin is at 9-under 135 after a two-under 70. Overnight leader Khor Kheng Hwai had two bogeys and two birdies to show on his card and is a further stroke back. Trailing him areKenneth De Silva and Nicholas Fung on 7-under 137s in joint fifth.

Despite an even par round of 72, Aretha Pan climbed to the top of the Ladies' challengewhen overnight leader Liyana Durisic succumbed to a three-over 75 score which icluded a run of four bogeys from the 11th to the 14 th hole.

Aretha who is at two-under 142, now leads by one stroke from Liyana. Lying third is Dianne Luke two strokes further adrift.

The Corolla Cross Cup is the seventh leg of the Toyota Tour.

Gavin was quite happy with his game although he felt he could have carded a lower score.

"I Ieft some putts out there," said the 29-year-old who will return to Europe after this for thesecond half of the DP World Tour season. "Still, it is always nice to be leading the field going

into the final round."

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