Ikeda stuns with third-round 64

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Yuta Ikeda was leading the Japan Tour’s Sun Chlorella Classic by one shot heading into Sunday’s final round.

Yuta Ikeda was leading the Japan Tour’s Sun Chlorella Classic by one shot heading into Sunday’s final round.

This after producing a magnificent third-round 64 at the Otaru Country Club to go 14-under for the tournament and take a one-shot lead over third-round leader Tetsuji Hiratsuka.

Hiratsuka had led by four at the start of the day but slipped down the leaderboard with a 72.

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat remains in third place , three off the lead at 11 under after shooting a two-under 70.

TYOP 10 LEADERBOARD
(Jpn unless stated, Par: 72)

202 Yuta Ikeda 66 72 64
203 Tetsuji Hiratsuka 65 66 72
205 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 68 67 70
206 Tadahisa Inoue 69 67 70
207 Daisuke Maruyama 72 66 69
208 Hideki Matsuyama 73 71 64, Hiroshi Iwata 73 69 66, Jay Choi (USA) 69 69 70
209 Steven Conran (Aus) 71 71 67, Kurt Barnes (Aus) 76 65 68, Fumihiro Ebine 72 68

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