Pod played with a neck injury throughout the third round but still managed five birdies against just one bogey at the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club.
"If I wasn't leading, I would have definitely pulled out. It's still a problem. It was a bit better at the end but it was a substantial problem," said Harrington after. Pic: Mind that lip Pod!
"It eased up a little bit on 16 but I didn't finish very well. But maybe sometimes when you are injured, it makes you relax a bit more. You accept poor shots and get on with it. My attitude was good all the way through.
Harrington lies five ahead of second-placed Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei, and Singaporean Mardan Mamat is third, while South Korea's Noh Seung-yul and Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat are tied fourth.