Mark Brown the best of Kiwis in South Korea

Last updated 23:00 17/05/2014

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Mark Brown got into red numbers but still trails by eight strokes after the third round of the SK Telecom Open in South Korea on Saturday.

In a roller-coaster round, Brown carded a one-under 71 to get to -1 for the tournament in a tie for 22nd, eight shots behind South Korean co-leaders Kim Seung-hyuk and Kim Kyung-tae at the Sky 72 Ocean Course in Incheon.

Brown's front nine included two birdies, a double-bogey on the par-three third and an eagle on the par-five seventh. The back nine featured two more birdies but also bogeys at the 10th, 15th and 16th holes.

Ryan Fox, the leading New Zealander after the second round, had three birdies and four bogeys in a one-over 73 to drop back to even par and a tie for 29th.

Michael Long also carded a one-over round, to slip to plus-three and a tie for 47th.

Kim Kyung-tae and Kim Seung-hyuk shot matching five-under 67s to share the lead.

The pair sit on nine-under 207 overall, two shots ahead of overnight leader Lee Tae-hee (73) and Lee Kyoung-hoon (69) at the OneAsia Tour event.

Kyun-tae made seven birdies to go with a double-bogey on the 15th hole after an errant drive.

Seung-hyuk, who led after the opening day but carded 74 in the second round, rediscovered his rhythm in perfect conditions.

Australia's Jason Scrivener shot a 67 to sit tied for sixth at five-under, while KJ Choi was another stroke back after a 70.

- Stuff, AP

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