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Ogilvie Stays In Front

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Nationwide TourADELAIDE, Australia -- Joe Ogilvie managed only an even-par 71 Saturday but it was good enough to build a two-shot lead at the season-opening Jacob's Creek Open Championship. Ogilvie, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour, finished 54 holes at 6-under-par 207.
 
Australia's Shane Tait shot a 4-under 67 to move into second place at 4-under-par 209. He was followed by fellow countryman Jarrod Moseley at 3-under-par 210.
 
Swirling winds continued to blow golf balls all over Kooyonga Golf Club during the third round. Ogilvie, who worked himself into a share of the lead after the second round, made the most of it and picked up his first birdie of the day at the second to reach 7-under.
 
Ogilvie ran into trouble at the fourth. He hit a bad drive and his second shot fell in the rough short of the green. Ogilvie had a chance to save par but missed a 10-foot putt for a bogey.
 
He recovered with a birdie at the eighth to return to minus-7 and open a three-shot lead as his competitors faltered. Playing partner Marcus Fraser, who began the day tied for the lead with Ogilvie, struggled with a double-bogey at the very same hole. Fraser was ultimately disqualified for marking an incorrect score on the 17th.
 
'When you make a birdie on that hole it's a big thing,' Ogilvie said of the eighth. 'If it happens tomorrow it will be really big.'
 
Ogilvie increased his advantage to four shots with a birdie at the 13th after his second shot landed three feet from the cup. He gave the shot back at the following hole, however, after he failed to save par from virtually the same distance.
 
The 28-year-old stumbled again down the stretch with a bogey at the 17th but it was still enough to hold a two-shot cushion heading into the final round.
 
Roland Thatcher carded a 74 to finish four shots off the pace at 2-under-par 211.
 
Andre Stolz posted an even-par 71 to finish tied for fifth at 1-under-par 212 alongside Cameron Percy and Peter O'Malley.
 
Peter Senior, D.A. Points, Shane Bertsch and Brett Rumford were six shots back at even-par 213.
 
This event is co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.
 
Scores from the Jacob's Creek Open Championship:
 
Joe Ogilvie -6 (66-70-71=207) F
Shane Tait -4 (70-72-67=209) F
Jarrod Moseley -3 (65-74-71=210) F
Roland Thatcher -2 (65-72-74=211) F
Peter O'Malley -1 (68-70-74=212) F
Cameron Percy -1 (70-71-71=212) F
Andre Stolz -1 (70-71-71=212) F
Shane Bertsch E (72-70-71=213) F
D.A. Points E (70-75-68=213) F
Brett Rumford E (69-73-71=213) F
Peter Senior E (72-71-70=213) F
Chris Downes +1 (73-71-70=214) F
Kim Felton +1 (69-70-75=214) F
Peter Fowler +1 (69-74-71=214) F
David Morland IV +1 (75-72-67=214) F
Adrian Percey +1 (72-71-71=214) F
D.J. Brigman +2 (73-71-71=215) F
Hunter Haas +2 (72-72-71=215) F
Kevin Johnson +2 (75-71-69=215) F
Pete Jordan +2 (68-70-77=215) F
Doug LaBelle +2 (72-72-71=215) F
Nick O'Hern +2 (71-71-73=215) F
Tjaart Van der Walt +2 (73-71-71=215) F
Tyler Williamson +2 (70-72-73=215) F
Andrew Buckle +3 (73-73-70=216) F
Jason Dawes +3 (75-72-69=216) F
Nathan Green +3 (71-72-73=216) F
Andrew McLardy +3 (69-73-74=216) F
Mahal Pearce +3 (72-68-76=216) F
Paul Claxton +4 (71-73-73=217) F
Ron Ewing +4 (74-73-70=217) F
Jim McGovern +4 (71-75-71=217) F
Fran Quinn +4 (68-73-76=217) F
Liang Wen-Chong +4 (71-73-73=217) F
Craig Carmichael +5 (74-72-72=218) F
Trevor Dodds +5 (71-72-75=218) F
Rob McKelvey +5 (72-73-73=218) F
Eric Meeks +5 (76-71-71=218) F
Scott Petersen +5 (69-76-73=218) F
Terry Price +5 (71-71-76=218) F
Wes Short +5 (75-69-74=218) F
Jeev Milkha Singh +5 (71-73-74=218) F
Emlyn Aubrey +6 (71-70-78=219) F
Scott Gump +6 (73-71-75=219) F
Scott Hend +6 (72-73-74=219) F
Jason Norris +6 (71-70-78=219) F
Craig Spence +6 (72-74-73=219) F
Zoran Zorkic +6 (67-73-79=219) F
Richard Ball +7 (68-79-73=220) F
Steve Conran +7 (73-72-75=220) F
Craig Jones +7 (71-73-76=220) F
Eddie Lee +7 (74-73-73=220) F
Michael Long +7 (73-73-74=220) F
Chad Lydiatt +7 (69-74-77=220) F
Leigh McKechnie +7 (71-76-73=220) F
Euan Walters +7 (72-72-76=220) F
Ken Duke +8 (70-75-76=221) F
David McKenzie +8 (74-72-75=221) F
Ed Stedman +8 (74-72-75=221) F
Adam Bland (a) +9 (72-74-76=222) F
Adam Crawford +9 (72-75-75=222) F
Jess Daley +9 (75-70-77=222) F
Jay Delsing +9 (74-71-77=222) F
Marcus Norgren +9 (75-72-75=222) F
John Sutherland +9 (70-74-78=222) F
Brendan Jones +10 (73-73-77=223) F
Andrew Bonhomme +11 (74-73-77=224) F
Kevin Pendley +11 (74-71-79=224) F
Steve Haskins +13 (72-75-79=226) F
Bob Friend +14 (72-75-80=227) F
Todd Rose +16 (69-75-85=229) F
Kyle Thompson WD (69-78)
Marcus Fraser DQ (66-70)
 
Related Links
  • Full coverage of the Jacob's Creek Open Championship