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Double-bogey jolt for Lam and Quek

The only two golfers left flying the Republic's flag at The Championship, were let down by a double-bogey each at Laguna National's Masters course yesterday. 

Lam Chih Bing and Quincy Quek were tied on six-under 138 after day two of the tournament, and remained inseparable after three days of competition in the US$1.5 million ($1.88m) event 
co-sanctioned by the European and 
Asian Tours. 

Carding even-par 72s, the Singaporean duo go into today's final round tied for 50th position with three others, 10 shots behind leaders Anders Hansen and Panuphol Pittayarat. 

Starting on the back nine yesterday, Lam failed to score in his first seven holes, then double-bogeyed the par-three 17th, hit a bogey on the par-four third, but recovered strongly with three birdies in his last six holes. 

Quek's day three was more of a roller-coaster ride with peaks and troughs, including a double-bogey on the par-three fifth. 

- SHAMIR OSMAN