Felton, Fraser, Storm lead in New Zealand Open

12/2/2006 - Golf

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- England's Graeme Storm shot a
best-of-the-day 6-under 65 to move into a share of the New
Zealand Open lead with Australians Kim Felton and Marcus Fraser
after the third round on Saturday.

Felton shot a 68 and Fraser 70 to join Storm at 5-under
for the tournament with 208 totals, the Englishman enjoying the
calmer early conditions to shoot an eagle and four birdies in his
impressive round.

The trio were one shot ahead of four players, including New
Zealand's Michael Campbell, Spain's Carl Suneson and experienced
Australians Peter Senior and Peter O'Malley, who shot a
third-round 66.

Campbell, the former U.S. Open champion, struggled to a 73 as
gale-force winds troubled the late starters at Gulf Harbour
Country Club, north of Auckland.

The local favorite managed just one birdie and made three
bogeys, but joint overnight leaders Nick Dougherty of England and
Australian Wade Ormsby fared even worse.

Dougherty slumped to an 8-over-par 79 and Ormsby a 76 to
plummet down the leaderboard at the event co-sanctioned by the
European and Australasian Tours.