An opening eagle and four birdies lifted China's Wu Ashun into a one shot lead after Saturday's Dubai Desert Classic third round, the flawless way to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the rat. His sole European Tour win came at the Dunhill Links Championships previous year and is in contention for a second victory.
After missing his last two cuts the 29-year-old switched to the claw grip which served his fellow countryman Lee Westwood so well when winning in Abu Dhabi last weekend.
"I'm very comfortable and very relaxed for the weekend and playing the final round".
He moved to 11 under par overall, one shot clear of Frenchman Victor Perez, who racked up six birdies on the back nine to match Wu's 67.
Perez came home in 31 as he carded a 67, three shots better than DeChambeau, who chipped in at the 12th and closed his round with a pair of birdies but also made four bogeys.
Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau kept himself in line for back-to-back Dubai Desert Classic titles, as he shot two-under 70 despite two back nine bogeys.
"It was a great start to the day, I thought I could maybe birdie them all but that was too high of a goal, obviously", he said.
Overnight leader Thomas Pieters, of Belgium, had a day to forget, finishing with a second round 77 to make the cut but slumped to a share of 32nd place on level par.
The pupils took part in the day's proceedings, which kicked-off with golfers Erik Van Rooyen and Matthias Schwab leading an introductory golf clinic in conjunction with Peter Cowen Academy and Emirates Golf Federation, allowing some of the children to be lucky enough to meet their idols.
"It's been very good the past two days and I've been surprised with how good it's been".
"It was fun to be able to play well and get in the clubhouse right next to the lead".