Jbe’ on fire in Hong Kong

Jbe’ Kruger’s third-round 66 at the Hong Kong Open has earned the diminutive South African a share of third place ahead of the final round.


On day two Kruger started with four birdies in a row, but he got into trouble over the second loop and finished the day in one-under-par. Not so on Saturday as the Bloemfontein local made just one drop during his exemplary Saturday performance.


“Today was good right from the start and especially after the bad holes I had yesterday I could feel the difference.  I wasn’t that happy yesterday, but I’m certainly trying to take those knocks on the chin and stay positive,” he said.


Hong Golf Golf Club is unforgiving, but Kruger has found his swing and that means he’s making greens all over the place. The focus for tomorrow will be on making putts.


“I’ve looked at the leaderboard a few times and it is tight. On the final day the man who sinks the most putts wins, almost always. I’m very excited and we’ll see how tomorrow plays out,” he said.


The South African broke through on the European Tour with victory at the 2012 Avantha Masters and also has three Sunshine Tour wins under his belt.


He heads into the final round in Hong Kong two shots off the pace and confident in his ability to win.


“If you make a mistake here it means bogey, but that helps me to get my concentration up. I’ve got the experience to pull through,” he said.


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