Friday, 19 March 2010
Bob Shearer looked set for his third seniors win in two years after shooting a record-equalling 63 to take a three shot lead into the final round of the Bad Ragaz Seniors Open at the lovely Rhine Valley resort near Zurich.

The Australian rattled home nine birdies on the way to matching his best ever round and gave him a ten under par 130.

"This isn't really my type of course," he said. "I hit it left to right, but you're supposed to hook it round these dog-legs. I just knocked it short off the the tee and hit some great irons close. Only two of my birdie putts were outside 12 feet. "

The Melbourne pro won the Jersey Seniors Open in his rookie season last year and picked up this year's Philips PFA title in May.

He is three clear of American Bob Menne who posted one of three 65s handed in yesterday and is on 133. South African Bobby Verwey is making a strong defence of the title, his 65, including a run of seven birdies in nine holes, took him to third spot on 134.

Tommy Horton isn't out of it yet, after a 66 gave him a share of fourth on 135.

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