Marcus Fraser's form with the putter matched that of thetemperature in Perth today...hot!

Marcus FraserFraser required just  20 putts on his way to shooting 7-under 65 around Lake Karrinyup in the third round of the 2016 ISPS HANDA Perth International.

It was a round with his putter unrivalled by any other that Fraser could remember, a day where everything just went his way on the greens.

"The putter was fairly warm, a bit like the temperature out there," said Fraser. 

"I had about two 10‑footers to start with and about an 18‑footer for par on the third, and it just kept going."

"I think I managed to have 20 putts today, which is about a new record for me."

"It's nice when it does happen and it's nice when you felt like you haven't left a single shot out there.  Pretty much feel like I got every single last breath out of that round, which is good going into Sunday."

The rest of his play was a different story, Fraser admitting had it not been for his hot putter his scorecard could have looked entirely different.

"I played awful, that's as bad a round I think I played in a long time.  To shoot 7‑under, luckily the putter saved me pretty much every single hole.  Without that it would have been a pretty disastrous sort of day," added Fraser.

"I still don't feel that comfortable with my golf swing, and even though it is progressing, it's still a hell of a lot of work to do." 

"It's still a long way off where it needs to be, and today was just more luck than anything that I putted really well and stayed in the tournament."

After winning last week on the European Tour, Fraser has continued his putting form and hopes to take it across to the World Golf Championship – Cadillac Championship.

"I think I had about 104 last week for the week.  That was a good putting week, as well, and that's what kept me going last week.  The putter is keeping me going this week.

"Hopefully I can get stuck into the next few weeks and get my game together and keep putting well."

"It's obviously a ridiculously long golf course, which doesn't really suit me.  But at the same time, if everyone is missing greens, hopefully I can keep the short game pretty sharp and keep holing putts, and might be hopefully have a good week."