Quiros takes 1-shot lead at Hong Kong Open
Saturday, December 3, 2011
HONG KONG — Alvaro Quiros of Spain shot a 3-under 67 Saturday to hold a one-shot lead after the third round of the Hong Kong Open, while joint overnight leader Rory McIlroy fell three strokes behind.
Quiros had three birdies in a flawless round for a 10-under total of 200, one shot ahead of Sweden's Peter Hanson, who recovered from an early bogey to shoot 65.
The 28-year-old Quiros shared the lead McIlroy after both of the first two rounds, but the U.S. Open champion needed two late birdies to scramble for a 70.
Quiros said "I have held the lead going into the last round three times in my career and won twice, so the statistics are in my favor. But this golf course is different, it is tight and anything can happen."