Josh Munn holds on to lead at Harewood Open

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 16:45 21/10/2012

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Manawatu's Josh Munn dodged a few challenges on moving day at the Harewood Open Charles Tour event and remains the tournament leader.

Munn shot a three-under 69 today to be 10-under after three rounds and lead by four.

If the 21-year-old can hold his lead in tomorrow's final round, he will become the first amateur to win two Charles Tour events after his Muriwai Open title last year.

Behind Munn are four Canterbury amateurs.

A superb five-under 67 from Russley's Owen Burgess has moved the Canterbury team member into second, four behind Munn while soon-to-turn-professional Daniel Pearce is in third, a shot back.

Two teenagers are next; Christchurch Boys' High student Oscar Cadenhead, 17, and 18-year-old Jordan Bakermans both shot two-under 70s today to be seven behind Munn and tied fourth.

Takaka's Blair Riordan is next after shooting the low round of the day, a birdie-laden 68.

The leading pro in the $40,000 event is Scott Hill at one-under and tied for seventh overall.

In the race for the $7200 cheque for top professional, Hill leads Steven Han, Jon Bevitt and Troy Ropiha by a single shot.

Meanwhile, Waikato's Emily Perry leads the women's event.

The Harewood Open is Perry's last amateur tournament and the 21-year-old, who plays out of the Lochiel Club, looks set to go out with a bang.

Perry shot a two-over par 74 today to be one-over for the tournament and lead by three shots.

She will be joined in the final group tomorrow by Manor Park's Julianne Alvarez and Cambridge's Sarah Bradley, both of whom are three shots adrift.

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