NZ Open. Young Aussie In Charge. March 01 2014
Dimi Papadatos / GettyDimi shot a third round -5 under par 67, to lead the NZ Open at -12 under par. He said he remained calm under the pressure; “I was surprisingly calm out there, I thought I would be more nervous with the big crowds. I started to get it going and I felt pretty comfortable. At first it was a bit overwhelming but you start to get used to it, you start to enjoy it more. “It will be good, to be leading], it’s what I have come here for so I am looking forward to it." Thousands of Kiwi's will be flocking to The Hills, and will be hoping for a Kiwi champion, Mark Brown hopes not to disappoint them. Mark is currently in second place following his third round of -6 under par 66 had him tied at that score with another Kiwi, Richard Lee, who had a more modest third round of -2 under par 70. Mark was pretty happy with his performance today; “I was sort of getting a little bit behind after the front nine I’d played really nicely but I turned it around really nicely. I just made one bad swing on 17 and made double, but part from that, she was all pretty plain sailing. I putted beautifully the whole back nine, holed some good length putts too, not exactly gimmes. It’s the best I’ve felt all year. Hopefully it carries on tomorrow.” Richard was in a completely different mood; “I am struggling with my ball striking and I would love to go out there and tear it apart." Ashley Hall had a -6 under par 66 third round, which took him into fourth place on his own at -10 under par.