Adam Scott leading McIlroy by four shots in Australian Open

ANI| Updated: Dec 01, 2013, 11:29 AM IST

Johannesburg: Australian golf ace Adam Scott has posted a four-under-par 68 to open a four-shot lead over Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy going into the final day of the Australian Open on Saturday.

McIlroy, who missed a shorter birdie putt at the 18th, will resume on Sunday on 12-under, four shots clear of Australians Max McCardle, Matt Jones and Richard Green in a share of third.

According to Sport24, the two-time major champion looked down and out after a patchy front nine but he rallied for a 70 to remain in the hunt for his first win of the year in front of bumper galleries at the Royal Sydney Golf Course.

However, the report said that most of the crowd were backing Scott`s bid to secure a `triple crown` of marquee Australian titles in a month and they were delighted when he birdied the last to double his overnight lead by reaching 16-under for the tournament.