Li Haotong (right) won the Dubai Desert Classic earlier this season the third round of Turtle Open leaderboard-17 L Haotong (Chn); -14 J Rose (Eng), A Levy (Fra); -13 T Olesen (Den); -12 D Willett (Eng); S Horsfield (Eng); -11 T Fleetwood (Eng), T Aiken (SA) Other selected: -10 T Lewis (Eng); -9 P Dunne (Ire); -8 R Knox (Sco), C Paisley (English, S Lowry (Ire); -7 P Harrington (Ire), A Sullivan (Eng) Full scoreboard
Li Haotong from China struck five birdies on the first nine three-headed ahead of Justin Rose and French Alexander Levy on day three at the Turkish Airlines Open.
Rose, who can return to the top of the world ranking with the win on Sunday, had a two-shot
However, the Englishman succeeded only in a two-under-party 69 in his third round.
Li, 23, also drank the 10th hole and birdied the 12th to finish with an eight-under 63.
"It will be an exciting day tomorrow and I am looking forward to going into Rosey", said Li, who earlier this season won the Dubai Desert Classic
"I got a lot of trust from Dubai and since then I have played many big events."
Levy took full advantage of the poorly scoring conditions at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort cards a 66 and share the second place with reigning champion Rose, a shot away from the 2016 champion Thorbjorn Olesen from Denmark.
Danny Willet from England and Sam Horsfield are five shots back at 12 under with Tommy Fleetwood, Li's playing partner on day three, at 11 younger.
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