Kruger has 1-shot lead at Avantha Masters

Jbe Kruger of South Africa.
Jbe Kruger of South Africa. ( Associated Press )

Saturday, February 18, 2012

NEW DELHI — Jbe Kruger of South Africa shot a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Avantha Masters to take a one-shot lead in the European Tour event.

Kruger fired two eagles and two birdies in a bogey-free round that helped him finish at 11-under 205, a stroke ahead of overnight leader Peter Whiteford of Scotland and two others.

Whiteford had a 72, while Marcel Siem of Germany shot a 68 and Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Gonnet a 69 to join the Scot on 206.

A further stroke behind were six players including Spaniard Jose Manuel Lara, who had nine birdies in a 64, the day's low score. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.