Teen Noh leads Korea Open by five shots

Seung-yul Noh
Seung-yul Noh ( Getty Images )

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Korea Open (Rd. 3)

CHEONAN, South Korea – South Korea teenager Seung-Yul Noh shot a 1-under 70 Saturday for a five-stroke lead after the third round of the Korea Open.

Y.E. Yang, who won the 2009 PGA Championship, shot a 69 and was 10 shots off the pace.

The 19-year-old Noh was at 9-under 204 at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club.

Kim Bi-o shot a 66. Kang Sung-hoon (72) was at 210, and Choi Ho-sung (71) was another shot back.

Bae Sang-moon of South Korea (70) and Ronald Harvey of Canada (72) are tied for fifth at 212.

The tournament carries a total purse of $892,000.

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