Golf – Turkish Open ’18: Li Haotong Takes The Lead

Li Haotong

On day 3 at the Turkish Airlines Open, China’s Li Haotong hit five birdies on the front nine to take a 3-shot lead over Justin Rose and France’s Alexander Levy.

Rose, who can return to the highest point of the world rankings with triumph on Sunday, had a two-shot overnight lead.

Notwithstanding, the Englishman just dealt with a two-under-par 69 in his 3rd round.

Li, 23, likewise eagled the tenth hole and birdied the twelfth to complete with an eight-under 63.

Meanwhile, Alexander Levy took advantage of the low-scoring conditions at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort to card a 66 and offer 2nd spot with ruling boss Rose, one shot clear of the 2016 boss Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.

Also, England’s Danny Willet and Sam Horsfield are five shots back on 12 under with Tommy Fleetwood, Li’s playing accomplice on day 3, on 11 under.

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