Garcia claims four-shot lead in Thailand event ahead of final round

ANI| Updated: Dec 15, 2013, 11:20 AM IST

Johannesburg: Spain`s Sergio Garcia opened up a four-stroke lead after firing a superb seven-under 65 in the third round of the 1 million-dollar Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club on Saturday, according to reports.

According to Sport24, the Spanish star surged to 18-under for the tournament with eight birdies and just one bogey.

Matching Garcia`s 65 was Sweden`s pre-tournament favourite Henrik Stenson who moved into joint second place along with India`s Anirbarn Lahiri, the report said.

Joint overnight leader Justin Rose slipped back to fourth spot after a disappointing 70, leaving the Englishman five shots behind the leader, the report added.