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Cullen In Contention

United States-based golfer Nick Cullen shot one under par 71 during Round Three at the Fijian International yesterday. The Australian is in third spot with a score of 221 (+5)
18 Oct 2015 09:13
Cullen In Contention
US Matt Kuchar makes a swing during round three at the Fiji International. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

United States-based golfer Nick Cullen shot one under par 71 during Round Three at the Fijian International yesterday.

The Australian is in third spot with a score of 221 (+5) after scoring 74, 76 respectively on the first two rounds.

“Looking forward to tomorrow (today), everything is open and you never sort of done until the last ball drops,” he said.

Cullen admitted that the third round was better than the two previous outings on the greens.

“It was a lot easier compared to the first two days but there was a bit of wind.

It was tricky in a way because you were so used to hitting the shots in the previous two days,” he said.

“Used to hitting a seven iron from 100 metres and I was hitting a nine iron or wedge instead. It was tricky adjusting but it was a lot easier on the greens. On the 17th I was in the hazard and was lucky to make par.”

He is overwhelmed with his local caddie Jim who was with him in last year’s competition.

“I have the same caddie as last year and he is a nice guy. Hopefully I have a good week so I can look after him,” Cullen added.

Meanwhile, Fijian pro Sam Lee was in impressive form despite tied on 35th position with Australian Wright Charles, Yeongsu Kim (Korea) Dimitrios Papadatos, RJ Carracella, Max McCardle, and Adam Blyth all of Australia.

Lee shot one over par 73 in Round Three for a score of 230 (78, 79) and he hopes to do better in the final round and defending champion Steven Jefferess needs a miracle to retain his title yet for another year.

He is tied at 17th spot after he shot one over par 73 for a score of 227 (+11).

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