Westwood set for final round challenge

03/03/2013 01:05:11
Lee Westwood   (Getty Images)
Lee Westwood (Getty Images)
Lee Westwood is just two off the pace as Luke Guthrie and Michael Thompson share the lead going into the final day of the Honda Classic, with both men chasing a maiden PGA Tour win.

Twenty-three-year-old Guthrie emerged from the second round with the lead and, despite losing it to compatriot Thompson today, got himself a share of it by the close.

In fact, he was the outright pacesetter until Thompson, 27, birdied the par five last to join him on eight under for the week, and the pair rest tonight two shots clear of the field.

Thompson had the marginally better day as he went round in an even 70.

Westwood and Geoff Ogilby are their nearest challengers heading in to the final day, with the former recovering well from a poor front nine.

The Englishman dropped three and picked up one shot before the turn, but was much more measured heading home, posting birdies at the 14th and 17th for a par that leaves him on six under.

Ogilvy carded a birdie on the last to join Westwood, while Rickie Fowler is next, a last-hole eagle leaving him one under for the day and putting him five below par for the week, the same as Charles Howell who dropped a shot on today`s round.

Graham DeLaet sits with them, while Y E Yang trimmed three shots today to get move to four under, one of a quartet on that score, with England`s Justin Rose among that number.