Golf - French rookie soars to the top in Thailand

This handout taken and released by the Asian Tour on December 12, 2015 shows Clement Sordet of France (R) taking part in round three of the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi. AFP PHOTO / Paul Lakatos /Asian Tour ----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT - "AFP PHOTO / Paul Lakatos /Asian Tour" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (AFP Photo/PAUL LAKATOS)

- Unheralded young Frenchman Clement Sordet fired a cracking nine-under 63 to seize the lead in the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club. Sordet, who ironically was the very last golfer to be invited to compete in the tournament, played superbly to leave overnight leader Jamie Donaldson two shots adrift after the Welshman shot a 71. Lee Westwood, a two-time champion of the tournament, gave himself a chance to make it a hat-trick with an excellent eight-under 64, to move up the leaderboard into third place, one shot behind Donaldson.

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