Shabbir Iqbal employed the ideal weather and excellent golf course conditions to improve his position on the leader board and march towards victory on Saturday in the third round. Shabbir had a competent and effective round of 71 for a tournament total of -6 and a lead of 4 shots over Matloob Ahmad. Mohammed Munir had a terrible looking round of 77 pushing him down into fourth position. Shabbir Iqbal looks to have the 41st Pakistan Open Golf Championship at the DHA Country Club Golf Course pretty much sewn up, barring a total meltdown in the final round tomorrow. I shall be out on my links today, the first round for me since Christmas, due to the inclement weather we have had here in New Zealand over the last three days, just hope the swing is not too rusty.