Bernd Wiesberger shoots a career-best round to go two shots clear

Bernd Wiesberger shot a career-best 63 to go two shots clear after the third day of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Wiesberger got off to a flying start with five straight birdies. He hit every green in regulation in a round which contained ten birdies and a bogey.

“I’ve been working on the right things which are important for my game,” Wiesberger said. “I’ve improved on my putting a lot; I have changed to a different model and it has been working for me. I also have the belief that I can play good golf now.”

The Austrian is two clear of Alejandro Cañizares, whose round of 68 included an eagle courtesy of a holed pitching wedge from 110 yards out at the 16th hole.

An even more spectacular shot was from two-time former winner of the Malaysian Open Thongchai Jaidee, who made a hole in one at the 226-yard 11th. It was the twelfth ace of this European Tour season.

Overnight co-leader Lee Westwood needed birdies at the final two holes to be tied with Paul Waring in third, after a three-under 69. This leaves the English pair three shot behind after Waring shot a couple of eagles in his 65.

“It was nice to finish with a bit of momentum,” Westwood said. “The way I played it could have been a lot worse and I could have been a lot further off the lead. I couldn’t feel my hip action today and really struggled especially early on. So I’m very pleased to have shot 69.”