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Watney claims slim lead at Wyndham

Nick Watney carded a five-under 65 to grab the lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The American sank a 20-foot putt from the fringe at the last to edge one stroke clear of Canadian Brad Fritsch (65) atop a tightly-bunched leaderboard at Sedgefield.

Swede Freddie Jacobson (66) and halfway leader Heath Slocum (68) were two strokes off the pace while 2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson was among a group of nine others within four shots. - AFP.

Jeffress triumphs in Fiji

Australian Steve Jeffress recorded the biggest win of his 15-year career with a strong finish to shut out compatriot Jake Higginbottom in the inaugural US$1 million ($1.25m) Fiji International in Suva yesterday.

In an absorbing head-to-head finale, Jeffress, 38, fired three birdies in the last four holes to finish on two-under 70, 10 under for the tournament and four strokes clear of the 20-year-old Higginbottom.

"I'm over the moon and a bit surprised," said Jeffress, whose performance earned him a cheque of US$180,000. - AFP.

Pavit claims Terengganu win

Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand mounted a late charge to win his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the PGM Terengganu Championship yesterday.

The 25-year-old sank six birdies in his last 12 holes for a five-under 66 and a 13-under 271 total to defeat overnight leader and compatriot Pijit Petchkasem by one shot at the RM200,000 ($79,000) event.

It was a case of so close but yet so far again for Pijit, who settled for second after returning with a 71.

Rattanon Wannasrichan completed a top-three finish for Thailand at the Resorts World Kijal, reported asiantour.com.

SELECTED SCORES: 279: ZAW MOE 70-67-72-70 280: KOH DENG SHAN 70-71-71-68

287: Mitchell Slorach 72-71-71-73 291: Reagan Png 71-74-75-71.