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Round 3 Recap: David Micheluzzi Takes Pole Position At Porsche Singapore Classic

David Micheluzzi surged ahead as the leader after Round 3 of the Porsche Singapore Classic, showcasing impressive form at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club.

With a stellar performance, Micheluzzi carded a remarkable six-under-par 66, finishing at 13 under par.

This propelled him to a one-stroke lead over his closest competitors, including overnight co-leader Andy Sullivan and fellow Englishman Sam Bairstow, both tied for second at 12 under.

Despite the challenging conditions of the previous days, Micheluzzi navigated the course with finesse, capitalizing on favourable conditions to secure his position atop the leaderboard.

Starting strong with a birdie on the first hole, Micheluzzi encountered a minor setback with a bogey on the second.

However, he quickly regained momentum, notching further birdies on the fifth and eighth holes to make the turn at two under par.

It’s been good. Today was very hot, you could see me with a towel over my head. Basically the whole day just literally every water station, we just put it straight in and just kept myself cool. The first eight holes I didn’t play so great, and then the last ten I really got dialled in and holed some putts which was nice.

David Micheluzzi

The Melbourne native then showcased his resilience on the back nine, securing back-to-back gains on the 12th and 13th holes, ultimately claiming the 54-hole lead for the first time in his DP World Tour career.

Meanwhile, second-round co-leader Andy Sullivan experienced a rollercoaster ride of emotions, showcasing flashes of brilliance with four early birdies but facing challenges with a double bogey and subsequent bogey on the back nine.

However, Sullivan remained in contention, posting a three-under 69 to stay within striking distance of the lead.

Shubhankar Sharma of India sits one shot behind in fourth place at 11 under par, demonstrating promising form ahead of the upcoming Hero Indian Open.

Additionally, notable performances came from 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, who surged up the leaderboard with a six-under 66 to earn a share of 13th place at eight under par.

Meanwhile, Frenchman Matthieu Pavon narrowly missed out on a lucrative prize, coming within inches of winning the €192,000 Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid for acing the par-three 17th hole.