Angelo Que settled for one-under-par 70 to share 24th place after three rounds in the International Series Korea Championship at the Lotte Skyhill Club in Jeju, South Korea Saturday.
The 43-year-old Filipino made three birdies against two bogeys to improve to 1-under par 212, good for joint 71st.
Miguel Tabuena, the other Filipino in the field, continued to struggle, carding 74 for 3-over-par 216.
Meanwhile, Korean Taehoon Ok’s bid to win for the first time in the pro ranks gathered momentum today when he carded a third-round two-under-par 69 to take the lead in the $1.5 million event.
On 12 under for the Asian Tour event, he leads countrymen Wooyoung Cho, one of the country’s top amateurs, Yoseop Seo, and Bio Kim by one shot.
Cho carded a stunning 61, Seo 67, and Kim 70 to set up an enthralling final day.
Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai and Pavit Tangkamolprasert are a stroke further back, after rounds of 63 and 67 respectively.
Ok and Kim had started the third day sharing the lead, but it was the former who had the edge for much of the day reaching 14 with two to play and the prospect of a healthy lead.
However, he made bogey on 17 and 18 to give hope to the chasing pack.
“It was a disappointing finish, but I was satisfied with the round,” Ok said.
“Tomorrow’s conditions should be the same so I will take that into account over those two holes. The win is up to the golfing gods tomorrow, but I will do my best.”
Rising star Cho, aged 20, lit up the tournament with the best round of the week made up of four birdies on the front and six on the back, including five birdies in the lastsix holes.
It’s also the lowest 18-hole score of the season on the Asian Tour, but as preferred lies are being played it could not count officially.
“I didn’t play well the first two days so it’s great to play well today,” Cho said.