Saturday, 02 December 2017
Jordan Zunic   (Getty Images)
Jordan Zunic (Getty Images)

Jordan Zunic maintained his three-shot lead as the final round of the Austalian PGA Championship got under way at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

A brilliant 64 in round three had put the Australian in pole position at 17 under and he stayed there after three holes, leading the way from countrymen Adam Bland and Cameron Smith.

The 25 year old recorded his best European Tour finish here with a tie for ninth in the 2016 campaign but tallied just one top ten in eight events on the Challenge Tour last season.

Zunic had the chance to shoot a 59 on Saturday before finishing his round bogey, double-bogey and his poor run continued as he dropped a shot on the first.

Bland picked up a birdie on the same hole to sit just two off the lead and when Smith three-putted the par three second, the 35 year old was alone as Zunic's nearest challenger.

Smith bounced back with a birdie on the par five next but Zunic also took advantage for the third day in a row and the lead was back to three.

David Bransdon had also birdied the third to sit at 11 under, a shot clear of fellow Australian Marc Leishman who parred his first three holes.

Defending champion Harold Varner III made birdies on the first, fourth and sixth in his first six holes to move to nine under alongside two-time champion Greg Chalmers.

Nathan Kimsey - who won the Qualifying School in 2016 but lost his card in his rookie campaign - was five under through ten holes to sit at eight under alongside Masters Tournament champion Sergio Garcia and Australian Jake McLeod.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SMITH, CameronAUS18-18
2ZUNIC, JordanAUS18-18
3BLAND, AdamAUS18-17
6VARNER III, HaroldUSA18-12

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