Olesen Ups Lead to Three at Perth

Surely at some point as a young man growing up Denmark, Thorbjorn Olesen heard from his mother or father how bad an idea it was to put things off until the last minute.

Just as surely, it appears the 24-year-old never listened to that particular lesson.

With a last chance to make it into the field of 60  for the Final Series of the Race to Dubai, Olesen shot a 5-under 67 to raise his lead to three strokes at the Perth International on Saturday.

He’s 16-under for the tournament, three strokes ahead of Korea’s Sihwan Kim. England’s James Morrison, who broke the course record on Friday with a 63, followed that with a 69 to stay four strokes back at 12-under.

Olesen is pursuing his first tour title since the 2012 Sicilian Open.

American Jason Dufner, playing for the first time since the PGA Championship in August, fired a 69 to move to 7-under.

The tournament wraps up Sunday, and the Race to Dubai Final Series kicks off next week on October 30 with the BMW Masters in Shanghai.

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