Erratic Woods in joint lead after round 3

Woods held a three-stroke lead going into the third round and seemed set to charge ahead after draining a monster birdie putt on the par-four second. But that was almost as good as it got for the 14-times major champion, who said he felt lucky to escape with an even-par 72.

Woods ended the day joint leader with local hopes Greg Chalmers and James Nitties on 10-under-par at the A$1.5 million ($1.4 million) co-sanctioned event. American Jason Dufner and Australia's Cameron Percy are two shots further back.

Randhawa leaps

Meanwhile at Hong Kong, Jyoti Randhawa rode on a blemishfree back-nine to card three-under 67 and leap to the tied 10th spot after the penultimate round of the UBS Hong Kong Open here on Saturday.

Randhawa picked up five birdies against a couple of bogeys to total eight-under 202 after three rounds and be the highest-placed Indian on the leaderboard. Among other Indians in fray, Rahil Gangjee rose 10 places to tied 33rd after carding a two-under 68 to be five-under overall.

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