Sandwich, United Kingdom: Asian Tour honorary member Y.E Yang of Korea is confident that he still can mount a challenge for the Claret jug after signing for a three-over-par 73 at the third round of the British Open on Saturday.
Yang, who is Asia’s first Major winner, has not given up hope on winning his second Major despite heading into the final round with a three-day total of three-over-par 213.
The Korean strongman is spearheading the Asian charge and plans to adopt a more aggressive approach to his game when he tees off for the final round at Royal St. George’s.
“Anything can happen on a golf course like this. I’ll try to shoot for a under-par score like what I did in my second round and hopefully it’ll be enough for me to move up the leaderboard,” said Yang who posted scores of 71 and 69 in his opening two rounds at the year’s third Major.
Yang, who started his round in tied-19th, stumbled with an opening bogey. He recovered quickly with a birdie on the par-four second but reached the turn in 36 after carding another three bogeys and two birdies.
The Korean continued to struggle for birdie opportunities in the back-nine and had to mark his card again with bogeys on holes 11 and 18.
“I missed several birdie opportunities today and will have to improve on my putting. I should be okay for tomorrow and will go all out for a under-par score,” said Yang.
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