David Horsey and Peter Whiteford are tied at the top of the Russian Open leaderboard in Moscow. Peter Whiteford / Getty Images Peter shot a third round -6 under par 66, to post -13 under par for the Russian Open tournament. There seemed to be some luck on side on the way round; “I had an amazing start, I holed a bunker shot on the first and then chipped in on the third. Dave chipped in as well, he stole some of my glory there! I got off to a flyer and then the back nine I was just hanging on for dear life. The swing didn’t feel great at all to be honest. I’m hoping I wake up tomorrow with a better swing. I had a lot of good luck today." "On the 15th I hit my tee shot straight into the forest, it’s a tricky shot straight into the wind from an elevated tee which is never going to add up to much fun, but it bounced back out onto the fairway. Hopefully I haven’t used up all my luck, but I certainly used a big chunk there." “It hasn’t been the best season this year. It’s been pretty brutal really. I’m not confident at all but that front nine today helps massively and I’m glad Dave and I have put a bit of breathing space between us and the next guys. It might be a bit like match play on the front nine tomorrow.” David carded a -2 under par 70 to equal the -13 under par total, he needed to ignore what Pete was doing and try to concentrate on his own game; “Pete started like a train and I was just trying to tell myself to concentrate on my own game. It wasn’t that easy out there today and I certainly didn’t see a five or six under through nine holes." “I just kept reminding myself to stay patient and concentrate on my own game, not what Pete was doing. I was disappointed not to birdie the eighth and then bogey the ninth, three under at the turn would have been nice. But then I birdied the tenth and 11th and tried to get back to the thought process that I’ve had the first two days." “I didn’t quite maintain it that well on the back nine, but I kept myself in there and hopefully it’ll be a little better tomorrow.” The leaders have opened up quite a gap, the chasing pack, three of them are at -9 under par and have a lot of work to do to catch up. Andrea Pavan shot the lowest round of the week , a-8 under par 64 to share third place with Scott Jamieson and Thomas Pieters.