1 Mar 2009

Argentinian leads, Smaill third in Australian PGA

11:02 am on 1 March 2009

Argentinian Miguel Angel Carballo credits a new putter for giving him the Moonah Classic lead going into the final round; for Australian Richie Gallichan the changes that lifted him to second spot are more comprehensive.

Carballo birdied the final two holes at Moonah Links, surviving the fierce winds sweeping the course, to sit nine under par for the tournament after a third round 71.

Two shots back, Gallichan, from Gosford, was alone in second spot after a 70, one ahead of New Zealander David Smail (71) and Bathurst veteran Peter O'Malley (72) whose highlight was holing a monster 35 metre birdie putt at the 16th.

Smaill has shot rounds 71, 68, 71 to be six under.

Gareth Paddison at two under and Phil Tautarangi at one under are the best of the rest of the New Zealanders in the field..