Yang seizes 1-shot lead in China with 68

Updated: April 17, 2010, 11:24 AM ET
Associated Press

SUZHOU, China -- Y.E. Yang shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the China Open on Saturday.

Yang's bogey-free round at Jinji Lake Golf Club left him with a 14-under total of 202, one shot ahead of Finland's Mikko Ilonen (68) and Welshman Jamie Donaldson (69).

"Today was bogey-free, but it was also tough to save par on a lot of occasions," said Yang, who was eighth at the Masters last week.

Pablo Larrazabal of Spain, a former European Tour rookie of the year, salvaged a 70 and was three shots back. Overnight leader Kim Do-hoon of South Korea (73) and 2005 champion Stephen Donald of Wales (66) were at 10 under.

China's top player, Liang Wenchong, fell from seventh place into a tie for 13th at 7 under after a 73.


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