Stephen Gallacher 'in contention' at Maybank Championship

Stephen Gallacher
Stephen Gallacher is currently ranked 173rd in the world
Maybank Championship third-round leaderboard
-15 S Lee (Kor); -12 M Fraser (Aus); -11 N Holman (Aus); -10 M Kawamura (Jpn), M Tabuena (Phi), J Campillo (Spa); -9 P Larrazabal (Spa), J Quesne (Fra), S Gallacher (Sco), R Bland (Eng), M Illonen (Fin). Selected others :-6 D Willett (Eng); -5 J Morrison (Eng); -4 R Rock (Eng); -3 T Fleetwood (Eng)

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher posted a flawless 66 in the third round of the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur.

The 41-year-old recorded five birdies to finish six shots behind leader Soomin Lee of Korea, who shot a 64 in Malaysia.

"I needed to push on because I was a fair way back. I'm happy I've put myself in contention," Gallacher said.

England's Richard Bland is also nine under after a third-round 73 caused him to lose ground.

A similar fate befell compatriot and world number 13 Danny Willett, who is now nine adrift after also shooting a two-over round.

Korea's Lee carded nine birdies to open up a three-shot lead, having started the day five shots behind overnight leader Nathan Holman.

The Australian now sits third, one behind countryman Marcus Fraser (66), after posting a triple bogey at the 18th.