Malaysia’s Gavin Green enters final round at joint 61st

Malaysian golfer Gavin Green has a score of 72-73-71 so far. (Reuters pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: As he enters the final round of The British Open at Carnoustie today, Malaysian debutant Gavin Kyle Green is in joint 61st place.

He is in good company alongside the likes of two-time Major winner Brookes Koepka, 2016 British Open winner Henrik Stenson, Ryan Fox, Paul Casey, Brett Rumford, Kevin Na and Cameron Davis, the New Straits Times reported.

The 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner is at three-over-par 216 following rounds of 72-73-71 after managing to reduce his mistakes to card only two bogeys which were neutralised by two birdies on 6 and 11.

Green, who finished tied 19th at the Scottish Open last week, is enjoying his good run at the tournament.

“The course’s impressive,” he said. “When the wind blows, it will be very challenging. Playing in Europe has definitely been an eye opener.

“You learn to appreciate the game so much more as you learn to handle the different courses. I am definitely practising harder and improving on the variety of shots I have in the bag,” Reuters reported him as saying at the beginning of The British Open.

Green is the third and youngest Malaysian to play in the event after Iain Steel and Danny Chia.

The top of the leaderboard saw three players tied, former World No 1 Jordan Spieth, Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner heading into the final round with nine-over-par 204.