Fraser dropped a shot on the par-four 18th after missing the
fairway with his drive but still signed for a two-under-par 70.
That took him to five under, one shot clear of India's Anirban
Lahiri (68) and two ahead of Germany's twice major winner Martin
Kaymer (70), England's Lee Westwood (72) and surprise halfway leader
Tommy Fleetwood (73).
Fraser, who has won five tournaments as a professional, was taking
nothing for granted after only recently returning to the game
following an eight-month layoff caused by a wrist injury.
"It's only a one-shot lead at the moment, which is almost irrelevant
with the caliber of players that are on the leader board," he said.
"Iím excited to be in this position. Feel like Iíve played really
well for three days so hopefully I can go out and do the same
tomorrow and give myself plenty of chances."
Kaymer said he needed a good start to his final round to have a real
chance of winning the $1 million event at the Amata Spring Country
Club, on the outskirts of Bangkok.
ďItís very important to take care of the first six and seven holes
because you can score there," he said.
"You need to take advantage of the par fives and thatís very
important. If the putter is warm enough then I might have a chance."
Westwood, who won the tournament in 2011, was well placed for
another run at the title after a solid round.
[to top of second column]
ďYou need a lot of patience on this golf course. I donít think
anyone will be running away with the title," He said.
"If I played the way I played and maximize my opportunities then I
think I can do well. I just need to fine tune my score.Ē
U.S. Masters champion Bubba Watson dropped back down the field after
a 77 that included two double-bogeys while Spaniard Sergio Garcia,
last year's champion, shot a 71 to move into the top 10, six strokes
(Writing by Julian Linden in Singapore; editing by Ed Osmond)
[© 2014 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2014 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.