Yarrawonga Mulwala Resort Trainee Frazer Droop has shown why he won this tournament two years ago, recording an equal tournament best score of 66.
The 2017 champ went bogey free and recorded six birdies to shoot 6-under for the day and now finds himself 11-under for the tournament.
“I was happy with my round today,” said the 22-year-old.
“I felt like I was building towards this. I was playing ok over the past two days, but wasn’t quite scoring so it was pleasing to see a few roll in and post a good score today.”
Droop now has a 3-shot lead over Travis Tatt, who fell one shot back after shooting a third round score of 73, but he knows he’ll have to play well to win tomorrow.
“It’s not over by a long shot. A lot of these guys have already had some great rounds this week, so I’m going to have to play well and shoot another good score to be any chance that’s for sure.”
Moving day lived up to its name early with Victoria Park Trainee, Cooper Eccleston and defending champion, Brayden Petersen both making moves, shooting 68 and 69 respectively.
Cromer Trainee, Matthew Grenot, had more than one reason to celebrate as he shot an impressive 69 on his 21st birthday to slide into the top-10.
The two female Trainees that made the cut, Emily Pell from Yarra Bend and Joanna Flaherty from Commonwealth, both put in strong performances shooting 2-over, 74.
Joining Droop in the final group is Travis Tatt (-7) and reigning champion Brayden Petersen (-5), who will follow Dale Crothers, Cooper Eccelston and Thomas Biron who are all still in contention at 4-under.
The final round commences at 7am.
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