Wiesberger five clear at Ballantine's
Bernd Wiesberger is closing in on a first European Tour victory after opening up a five-shot lead at the Ballantine's Championship.
The 26-year-old, who was twice a winner on the Challenge Tour in 2010, made a slow start to the tournament with a 72 in windy conditions but has been on fire since to pull clear. He carded a 65 on Friday in his second round to move to the top of the leaderboard by one shot before matching that with seven birdies in a flawless display to open up a huge advantage going into the final day. The Austrian was in great touch on the greens, unlike Australian Marcus Fraser - the 2010 champion - who could only muster a round of 69 to fall off the pace, although he remains in second place. One shot further adrift at eight-under-par are Chile's Felipe Aguilar, who carded a 68, and England's Ross Fisher (67), with veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez (69) and Paul McGinley (65) another shot back.