BALLYMENA Northern Ireland Ewen FergusonScot extended his lead to three strokes with a 2-under 68 round in the ISPS Handa World Invitationals third round on Saturday.
Ferguson, who won in March the Qatar Masters, set up the possibility of a second European tour victory with a controlled round that featured four birdies at Galgorm Castle Golf Club and two bogeys.
The tournament is jointly sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, and the LPGA Tour. The tournament is open to both men and women, who play on different tees. They compete separately and share $1.5 million in prize money.
American Amanda Doherty won the womens tournament by one shot. She was on 12-under-206 for the tournament.
Georgia Hall and Peiyunchien, both of whom shot 70s, are the closest challengers to Doherty who shot 72.