HONG KONG — Chen Guxin will take a three-shot lead into Sunday’s ultimate spherical of the Volvo China Open after a 3rd spherical 66 on the Hidden Grace Golf Membership in Shenzhen on Saturday moved the 20-year-old Chinese language golfer onto 14-under par.
Chen, ranked 802nd on the planet, had a three-putt on the 18th to register his solely bogey of the day as his benefit over second-placed duo Sarit Suwannarut of Thailand and Chinese language newbie Ding Wenyi was trimmed by a shot.
Sarit hit the bottom spherical of the day when his eight birdies earned a 65 that moved him into competition, degree with 18-year-old newbie Ding, the runner-up on this occasion in 2020.
Eugenio Chacarra had held a one-shot lead in a single day after going nine-under par over the primary two rounds however, after selecting up an extra stroke on the ninth, the Spaniard’s problem stalled as he slipped right into a five-way tie for fourth.
A bogey on the 14th was adopted by a double-bogey on the subsequent gap and he completed six pictures adrift on eight-under par following a one-over par third spherical.
This 12 months’s China Open is the primary to function international professionals since 2019.
Solely China-based golfers had been permitted to play in 2020 and 2021, with entries restricted because of the authorities’s stringent zero-COVID measures.