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Saturday, 10 December 2016
Tommy Fleetwood  (Getty Images)
Tommy Fleetwood (Getty Images)

Moving day in Hong Kong didn't disappoint. Course records, eagles and a lot of reshuffling on the leaderboard. For you number lovers, here's the best facts and figures from today's third round.

199 Low total of the week so far shared by overnight leader Rafa Cabrera Bello and Australia’s Sam Brazel.

12 Previous starts on the European Tour for Brazel, including a top 15 finish in Australia last week. Cabrera Bello on the other hand has made 282 career starts.

5 Fairways for Rafa Cabrera Bello today. The Spaniard found 11 and 10 in his opening two rounds but struggled to keep on the short grass in round three.

“Rafa”

5 Under par on the par threes for Sam Brazel, two shots better lower than any other player after three rounds.

4 Sam Brazel’s best ever finish as professional, most recently at the World Classic Championship on the Asian Tour last November.

63 David Howell’s third round score, tying the course record and moving the Englishman 44 places up the leaderboard and into the top five with 18 holes to go.

48 of 54 Greens in Regulation for Tommy Fleetwood so far this week, more than anyone else in the field. The Englishman also ranks third in Fairways (35 of 42) and fifth in Average Driving Distance (306.8 yards).

“Fleetwood”

37 Rounds of par or better for Fleetwood in his last 38. The 25 year old has been in sensational form over the last three months.

1 Player in the top 20 over par in round three: Masters champion Danny Willett. The Englishman hit just four fairways and 11 greens during a tough day at the office, saying afterwards he was struggling with a recurring back injury.

69.38 Scoring average on Moving Day, the lowest average of the week by more than a shot.

3.43 Average score on the par four tenth hole today. The tee was moved up to 275 yards to tease the players to take on the green and many happily obliged. There were 39 birdies and eagles compared to just two bogeys.

24 Per cent of players found the green at the 493 yard par four ninth hole today. It played as the hardest hole on the course today with an average of 4.29.

207 Official tournament days in the books in 2016 so far. Just more to come.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1BRAZEL, SamAUS18-13
2CABRERA BELLO, RafaESP18-12
T3DODT, AndrewAUS18-11
T3FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-11
5LIPSKY, DavidUSA18-10
6WILLETT, DannyENG18-9

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