15 Mar 2009

New leader at NZ Open

4:39 pm on 15 March 2009

The third round leader has fallen off the pace early on the final day of the New Zealand Open Golf Championship, at The Hills in Arrowtown.

The 23 year old Texan Martin Piller has slipped to 10 under par and is now three shots behind the new leader, another American, Jim Herman.

Tauranga's Josh Gaery is a shot behind sharing second place with a third american Jeff Gove.

Fellow New Zealanders Grant Waite and Steven Alker are at 11 under and 10 under respectively.

There are eleven holes to play in the final round.