Mark Laskey produced a flurry of birdies on the back nine to go into the final round of the PartyPoker.com Players Championship at East Sussex National three shots clear.
Laskey (The Shire, pictured) shot 67 in Wednesday’s opening round and quickly got into his stride with birdies at two, six and seven to move to eight under. He picked up his first bogey of the tournament at the ninth and dropped another shot at the 13th but stamped his authority on the course once more with three straight birdies from the 14th taking him to 68 for his second round.
Andrew Pestell (Chelmsford Golf Club) eagled the 15th for the second time on his way to a 70 – a bogey at the last costing him sole possession of second spot. Joining Pestell at six under is James Busby (The Shropshire) who got to grips with the course after a level par opening round, plundering seven birdies in total.
Ben Jones (Cuddington GC) shot 67 to move to five under for the tournament after a level opening round and is joined there by Anthony Tarchetti (Littlestone) and Daniel Gaunt (Selsdon Park) who both shot 68 today.
Frances McGuirk (Princes), Jamie Harris (Nevill) and Alan Murray (Greystones GC) are at four under (140) with Steven Capper (Caldy GC) and Matthew Richardson (The Buckinghamshire) one stroke behind them.
57 players made the cut at two over and the final round will commence at 8am tomorrow morning (Friday). Live scoring is available for the final day of the PartyPoker.com Players Championship by clicking on the Score Updates link on the homepage.
Date Posted: 21/08/08, 7.45pm