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Angel, Petterson Tied at Asian Open Golf Tournament - 2001-11-24

Spanish golfer Miguel Angel and Sweden's Carl Petterson are tied for the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Asian Open in Taipei, Taiwan.

Angel missed a short putt on the last hole Saturday to finish the third round with a 2-under-par 70. Petterson fired a 69 to share the lead at 7-under (209).

Tied for third, one shot back, are overnight leader Jarmo Sandelin of Sweden, and Thomas Levet of France.

Among the better-known players in the penultimate Asian Tour event of the year, Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain is tied for seventh, Vijay Singh of Fiji is tied for 11th, and British golfer Nick Faldo is tied for 23rd after shooting a 2-over-par round today.

Meanwhile, Australians Stuart Appleby and Scott Laycock are tied for the lead going into Sunday's final round of the Australian Open in Gold Coast.

Appleby fired a 4-under-par 67 Saturday to join Laycock at 7-under-par (206) after three rounds. Laycock managed to shoot par in round three.

South African Ernie Els is alone in third place, three shots off the pace. Els shared the overnight lead, but missed par by two strokes Saturday.