James Anstiss finds himself leading the Tahiti International Open going into the final round after shooting 3-under 67, one of only four under-par rounds for the day.

“I’ve been hitting the ball good all week but today I seemed to hole some more putts which helped. I feel the conditions today suited me I have a low ball flight and I like playing in the wind," said Anstiss.

Hot on his heels are three players they include overnight leader Blake Proverbs, Tim Stewart and local player Vaita Guillaume who has been plying his trade on the McKenzie Tour in Canada over the last two years.

Having Guillaume in contention has definitely created great interest amongst the locals. In recent history, the title has been taken out by New Zealanders and Australia ns.

If Guillaume were to take out the title tomorrow it would be fantastic for golf in French Polynesia.

Defending champion Dale Brandt-Richards found the going tough with 4-over 74 to fall five shots behind the lead. Brandt-Richards, although not out of contention, will need something special in the final round if he is to go back to back.

In the amateur section, Morgan Dufour takes a two-shot lead into the final round. His 2-over 212 total sees him two shots ahead of Adrien Peres.

Leaders tee off Saturday morning 9:00am local time.