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Oosthuizen seizes one-shot lead at rain-hit Malaysian Open

April 14, 2012 -- Updated 1416 GMT (2216 HKT)
Louis Oosthuizen is on course for victory in Malaysia, a week after losing a playoff to Bubba Watson at the Masters
Louis Oosthuizen is on course for victory in Malaysia, a week after losing a playoff to Bubba Watson at the Masters
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Louis Oosthuizen ahead midway through third round at weather-affected Malaysian Open
  • Scotland's Stephen Gallacher lies second having completed 11 holes of his third round
  • South African looking to bounce back after losing Masters playoff to America's Bubba Watson

(CNN) -- Louis Oosthuizen holds a one-shot lead heading into the final day of the Malaysian Open at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

The South African, who was beaten in a playoff by America's Bubba Watson at the Masters last weekend, had completed ten holes of his third round when storms put a premature end to the day's play.

Oosthuizen is currently three-under par for his round and 13 under overall, one shot ahead of Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, who completed 11 holes before play was abandoned.

"You never know with the weather here so you are trying to get ahead of the guys just in case all of a sudden it becomes a 54-hole event. I actually don't think that will be the case now, but (earlier today) I was still thinking there was a chance that this could be the last round," the 29-year-old said, EuropeanTour.com reported.

It's a tough week but it was always going to be the case this week. None of that will matter if I can win tomorrow
Louis Oosthuizen

The 2010 Open champion admitted to feeling somewhat fatigued after his efforts at Augusta National and the subsequent 30-hour trip from the U.S. to the event, but is relishing the opportunity to bounce back after missing out on a second major victory.

"It's a tough week but it was always going to be the case this week. None of that will matter if I can win tomorrow. My swing feels really good and when you are playing like this you really want to get a win because it just boosts the confidence so much and it is a good time of the year to do that," he said, EuropeanTour.com reported.

Three players are tied for third place on 10-under par, including Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello, England's Danny Willett and David Lipsky from the U.S.

South African Hennie Otto, India's Jyoti Randhawa and Ricardo Gonzalez from Argentina are one shot further back in a tie for sixth.

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