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Ben ticks with late birdies

Ben Leong drained back-to-back birdies at the end to put the finishing touches on a flawless six-under 66 in the third round of the US$150,000 ($204,00) Jimei Korea Kulim Championship in Kedah yesterday.

A fine all-round display saw Leong reach a total of 14-under 202 to take a one-shot lead over Thailand's Poom Saksansin (68) at the Kulim Golf & Country Resort, reported aseanpgatour.com.

LEADERBOARD

202: Ben Leong 69-67-66.

203: Poom Saksansin 70-65-68.

205: Gunn Charoenkul 66-69-70.

206: Nattapong Putta 67-72-67, Deaeok Jeong 69-69-68.

207: Rufino Bayron 70-71-66, Jhonnel Ababa 71-68-68, Iylia Jamil 70-69-68, Rattanon Wannasrichan 75-64-68, Jay Bayron 73-65-69, Kwanchai Tannin 70-68-69.

Selected

209: Jonathan Woo 69-71-69.

216: Mardan Mamat 73-71-72.

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