Spain’s Nacho Elvira took a two-stroke lead over American David Lipsky after the third round of the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur on a hot and humid Saturday to move one step closer to the first title of his career in the European Tour.
The birdies followed on the last two holes and five birdies before gave Elvira a six-under-par with a 66-stroke card in the third round at Saujana Golf and Country Club. 2017 runner-up Lipsky and Australia’s Scott Hend finished with 67 strokes.
Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer, Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Hend were tied for third place, three strokes behind Elvira.
“I’m very happy with a 66,” Elvira told reporters. “It would be great to start here (win in the European Tour) but I don’t really think about that much.
“I like the way things are right now with my swing. I like the way I’ve changed my season a little, let’s see what tomorrow holds for us.