Campillo, Frittelli lead Maybank, Westwood in contention

David Horsey of England strikes his ball on the 18th hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Jorge Campillo of Spain reacts after putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Chris Paisley of England tees off on the 1st hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Dylan Frittelli of South Africa strikes his ball on the 18th hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
David Lipsky of the United States tees off on the first hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Yuta Ikeda of Japan tees off on the 1st hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay plays out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Maximilian Kieffer of Germany lines up his putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Dylan Frittelli of South Africa follows his shot on the 2nd hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand tees off on the 3nd hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Jorge Campillo of Spain looks to his shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Marc Warren of Scotland tees off on the 1st hole during the third round of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Lee Westwood couldn't emulate his second-round 62 but did enough Saturday to stay in contention at the Maybank Championship after shooting a 70 to trail the leaders by three strokes.

The Englishman managed only three birdies in comparison to his mammoth 11 on Friday.

Jorge Campillo of Spain and Dylan Frittelli of South Africa are the joint leaders after both shot 66s for 15 under overall at the European Tour event.

"I had a few tough holes, but I managed to make the putts so overall I played solid," Campillo said.

Henrik Stenson (73) and defending champion Fabrizio Zanotti (75) trail the leaders by 11 shots.

It was a day of low scores, with six golfers — including Campillo — firing an eagle on the par-5 first hole.

With 18 golfers separated by only three shots at the top, competition will be rife on Sunday.

Khalin Joshi of India and Berry Henson of the United States trail the leaders by one shot after matching 65s. Henson is a self-proclaimed "Mr. Sunday" after shooting 65 and 64 at the Singapore Open and Myanmar Open, respectively, and will be out for another low score.

Overnight leaders Phachara Khongwatmai (70) and Nino Bertasio (70) are 13 under, along with Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand (67), Japanese duo Hideto Tanihara (68) and Ryo Ishikawa (63) and Scotland's Marc Warren (69).

Westwood is one shot away from that pack in a group which includes New Zealander Ryan Fox, who shot an albatross on the first hole.

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