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Blyth claims slender lead in Malaysia

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  • Adam Blyth of Australia leads after the third round of Malaysian Open
  • Blyth holds a one-shot advantage over Alexander Noren and Liang Wen-chong
  • England's Miles Tunnicliff charges into contention with a nine-under 63
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(CNN) -- Australian Adam Blyth will go into the final round of the Malaysian Open with a one stroke advantage after carding a six-under 66 on Saturday.

Blyth struck the ball sweetly during a fine third round of 66 in Kuala Lumpur.

Blyth struck the ball sweetly during a fine third round of 66 in Kuala Lumpur.

Blyth, who is chasing his first win on the European or Asian Tour, carded an eagle and six birdies at Saujana Golf and Country Club to set the clubhouse pace on 14-under 202.

Alexander Noren of Sweden (69) and China's Liang Wen-chong (67) are his nearest challengers at £2 million tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours.

"I'm very happy," Blyth told the European Tour official Web site www.europeantour.com.

"At the start of the day, you always want to have a chance. That was the goal and I managed to get into that position, so it's good."

England's Miles Tunnicliff charged through the pack with a best of day nine under 63 to join American Anthony Kang (64) and Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand (65) in a tie for fourth on 12 under.

But home hope and overnight leader Danny Chia slipped back with a two over 74 which dropped him back into a tie for seventh with Shiv Kapur of India (66) on 11 under.

First round leader, Korean teenager Seung-Yul Noh, who opened with a 62, remained in contentiion after a one-under 71 but will have to make up a six-shot deficit on the final day.

Blyth, from Brisbane, capped his round with a supeb eagle on the 13th as his eight-iron approach from 165 meters left him with an eight-foot putt.

American attraction Anthony Kim is way off the pace after a one-under 71 to be tied for 48th having opened with a sorry 78.

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