Bernd Weisberger will now take a three-shot lead into the final day in China after carding three under par 69 in the third round.
The Austrian is leading the pack at the Genzon Golf club at the Shenzhen international.
Dylan Frittelli follows closely in second place as he shot four under in the third round. The South African is ahead of his compatriot George Coetzee and Dean Burmester who are in third place. They share the spot with American David Lipsky and Englishman Ross Fisher.
Weisberger hit 65 in the second round, entering the third four shots ahead but Gregory Bourdy crattled his strong lead. Bourdy moved up a shot as he birdied the second and hit a hole in one in the third. He dropped a shot in the fifth hole but hit birdies in the sixth and seventh to draw level with Weisberger.
Weisberger started with clutch pars and after faltering in the fifth he recovered with two birdies later on. Bourdy slipped in the eighth hole to end in second place despite his fine run. Weisberger excelled in the back nine while Bourdy who gained a shot in the 11th holeslipped in the 14th hole. He ended with two under and placed seventh on the log.
The Frenchman shares the spot with his compatriot Alexander Levy who hit the lowest with eight under 64. He ended up five shots off the pace alongside Yan-Wei Liu and Bubba Watson despite holding the course record at Genzon.