Golf: Renolds keeps up lead in Philippine Open

Canada's Lindsay Renolds kept his lead and remained focused to win his first Asian Tour title, shooting a second cycle four-under-standard 68 at the Philippine Open on Saturday.

The Phuket-based Canadian was taken after nearly by Scott Barr of Australia, who shot a 66 at the Luisita Golf and Country Club.

"It is energizing to be in this position. My amusement feels great and I feel great. I'm not by any means stressed or anxious," said 29-year-old Renolds, who needs to win the competition to keep his Asian Tour card one year from now.

"Clearly there's a considerable measure on hold tomorrow however in the event that I play great golf then things will work out the way it if," he said.

The Philippine Open, which was sliced to 54 openings because of an one-day delay from Typhoon Melor, will end on Sunday.

Second-put Barr needs to enhance his 64th spot Order of Merit positioning by an indent to keep his Asian Tour card one year from now.

"I'm satisfied. Clearly this is a gigantic week," said Barr, who said he got an "incredible" putting lesson with old Asian Tour part Ahmad Bateman.

"Clearly when the putter begins moving, the fairways get more extensive and everything gets simpler," he said.

Home most loved Miguel Tabuena imparted third place to five-time Asian Tour champ Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, Kalle Samooja of Finland and Giwhan Kim of Korea.

Driving scores:

134 – Lindsay Renolds (CAN) 66-68

135 – Scott Barr (AUS) 69-66

136 – Kalle Samooja (FIN) 69-67, Miguel Tabuena (PHI) 67-69, Giwhan Kim (KOR) 68-68, Gaganjeet Bhullar (IND) 67-69

137 – Keith Horne (RSA) 69-68, Khalin Joshi (IND) 70-67, Chinnarat Phadungsil (THA) 67-70, Niall Turner (IRL) 69-68, Jeunghun Wang (KOR) 67-70

138 – Simon Griffiths (ENG) 70-68, Tirawat Kaewsiribandit (THA) 68-70

139 – Mardan Mamat (SIN) 68-71, Charlie Wi (KOR) 70-69, Charles Hong (PHI) 71-68, Janne Kaske (FIN) 71-68, Adam Groom (AUS) 70-69, Juvic Pagunsan (PHI) 68-71, Brett Munson (USA) 70-69, Orlan Sumcad (PHI) 72-67, Goh Kun Yang