(CNN) -- Geoff Ogilvy goes into Sunday's final round at the PGA Tour season-opener in Hawaii with a six stroke lead after a sparking eight-under-par 65 in the third round.
Australian Ogilvy is looking set to claim the first event of the new PGA Tour season.
The Australian entered the penultimate round with a one-stroke lead over DJ Trahan after carding 67 and 68 but followed up with an eight birdie effort at the Kapalua Country Club.
At 19-under 200, former U.S. Open champion Ogilvy had Justin Leonard of the United States and Trahan as his nearest challengers in the Mercedez Benz championship.
"I've never actually been this far in front before, but I've been this far behind a lot of times," Ogilvy told Press Association.
"It was a different course than I've ever seen before. Just a gentle wind in completely the opposite direction that I've ever seen it. So it was different."
Leonard also carded a 65 and is in joint second at 13-under 206 along with Trahan, who shot a three-under 70.
Colombian star Camilo Villegas, Davis Love III, Kenny Perry and Anthony Kim are at 12-under 207 with Korean KJ Choi another stroke back.
Defending champion Daniel Chopra of Sweden signed for a six-under 67 and is in the clubhouse at four-under 215 in the winner's only event.
World number one Tiger Woods has yet to return to the PGA Tour circuit as he recovers from knee surgery last summer.