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Ryder Cup star Westwood shot a second-round 70 to reach eight under par and draw level with 40-year-old Aussie Rumford, the defending champion who followed his opening 64 with an even-par 72.
Westwood carded three birdies and two bogeys in his opening nine holes but still remained two shots behind Rumford after his solitary gain before they both picked up a shot at the 11th - only to each hand it back at the 13th.
Defending champion Rumford raced to the turn in 29 en route to an opening 64 in the event at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, where the first three rounds are played as a regular strokeplay event before the field is reduced to 24 players on Sunday, with a six-hole matchplay format determining the winner.
Those who had backed Rumford to win the tournament would have been aghast on Saturday to see him five shot clear after three rounds only to have four short-form clashes to get through to make sure he got his hands on the prize.
Rumford was taken ill at the halfway stage of the Tshwane Open in March, when rounds of 64 and 70 had left him in a share of 10th place in Pretoria.
Rumford beat Donaldson 5&3, a day after the Welshman lost to Gonzalo Fernandez-Costalo in his opening group game.
While Donaldson took more than a decade and 255 Tour attempts to bag his first title when landing the Irish Open last summer, Australian Rumford has two to his name in the last three weeks when adding the Volvo China Open to the Ballantine's Championship crown secured in South Korea seven days earlier.
TWO weeks ago Brett Rumford was 253rd in the world, without a win since 2007 and earnings of just PS30,000 on the European Tour this season.
BRETT RUMFORD pocketed a cool PS650,000 for two weeks' work after his China Open glory gave him back-to-back victories.
Brett Rumford admitted his head was in the clouds after winning his second tournament on the European Tour in as many weeks.
Brett Rumford shook off tiredness to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Volvo China Open as he bids for back-to-back European Tour wins.