Back-to-back birdies on the final two holes and
five birdies before that gave Elvira a six under-par 66 in the
third round at the Saujana Golf and Country Club. 2017 runner-up
Lipsky and Australian Scott Hend carded 67s.
Germany's Maximilian Kieffer, Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond
and Hend were tied for the third spot, three strokes behind
"I'm very happy with a 66," Elvira, who was joint leader after
the first round, told reporters. "It would be great to start
here (winning on the European Tour) but I really don't think
about it too much.
"I like the way things are right now with my swing. I like the
way I've turned round my season a little bit, let's see what
Thomas Pieters, who had a one-shot lead after the second round
on Friday, surrendered his advantage with a poor showing on the
back nine where he had three double bogeys to finish six-over
Former world number one Ernie Els is four strokes behind Elvira.
The South African is tied for sixth with Frenchman Benjamin
Hebert, whose seven-under 65 was the lowest round of the day.
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto
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