Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a 2-under 69 in the third round of the Bermuda Championship on Saturday to stay firmly in contention for a maiden PGA TOUR victory.

The way I play in the wind, it’s been good. Hopefully I get a chance (to win) tomorrow. I’ve been struggling for a bit and hopefully this week is a turning point. I’ve picked up a lot of good stuff this week, a lot of confidence and hitting great shots and seeing a lot of good golf swings. It might be fun tomorrow.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Kiradech made five birdies against three bogeys on another wind-swept day at Port Royal Golf Course for a three-day total of 7-under 206 and enters the final round in tied eighth place, three shots back of leader Doc Redman who carded a 67.

With winds gusting up to 40kmh, Kiradech fought hard and ended his day with a closing birdie from two feet after rifling a nine iron approach to within two feet of the pin. “I have stuck to my game plan the last two rounds and played some solid golf, rolled the ball quite well and got up and down a few times except for 15 and 16 which I’m upset about.

“However, it was nice to finish with a birdie,” said the 31-year-old Thai star, who has two career third-place finishes on TOUR as his best results to date.

“The way I play in the wind, it’s been good. Hopefully I get a chance (to win) tomorrow. I’ve been struggling for a bit and hopefully this week is a turning point.

“I’ve picked up a lot of good stuff this week, a lot of confidence and hitting great shots and seeing a lot of good golf swings. It might be fun tomorrow.”