Saturday, July 28, 2018

McEvoy tied for Porsche European 

Open lead with DeChambeau

Richard McEvoy is targeting a dream 

victory at the Porsche European Open - 

on his 285th European Tour appearance 

and a week after triumphing on the 

Challenge Tour - as he enters the final 

day tied for the lead alongside World 

Number 23 Bryson DeChambeau, with 

Masters Champion Patrick Reed a shot 

The 37 year old Englishman, who has played the European Tour’s Qualifying School 12 times in a 17-year professional career, looked composure personified at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg during a third day which was interrupted for almost three hours due to thunderstorms.
Playing alongside halfway leader DeChambeau, McEvoy
 opened with a birdie and after bogeying the sixth hole for the third day running, he bounced back by picking up shots at the eighth, ninth and 11th to card a three under 69 for a 12 under total.
That moved him to the front alongside his playing partner, the 24 year old two-time US PGA Tour winner signing for a 
two-under 70..
World Number 13 Reed shared second place with Matthias Schwab of Austria on 11 under par while 13-time European Tour winner and three-time Ryder Cup player Paul Casey occupied fifth spot heading into the final day, three shots off the lead on nine under.
Player quotes
Bryson DeChambeau
“I hung in there. On the front nine I had nothing, I was so happy the storm came through because that gave me a little time to get the game back in order and Iw as able to do that and play well on the back nine.
“I made a couple of errors, one being on the par three second missing a six-footer, which bounced a little bit. I did the same thing on 16 with my second shot going right but from a comfort point of view I feel a lot more comfortable out there with my golf swing.
“On the front nine I had nothing and the wind switched on two and I drew it a little bit and it was gone. I was unfortunate to be in that little bit but I made a great bogey.
“After that if a couple of putts had dropped it would be a different story, I’d be able to be further under par and hopefully tomorrow I can do a better job and get the job done.
“If I’m comfortable out there and I can hit the right shots and have the kind of repeatability that I think I can produce out there, it’s going to be a tough one for anybody to get me. I know Patrick Reed it right there, the Masters Champion. It’s going to be a fun day tomorrow, it’s going to be anybody’s game but if you get off to a hot start watch out.”
Richard McEvoy
“It was good. I was a little disappointed with the back nine, missed a few chances coming in on the last four holes or so but the change in conditions made it quite tough. When we were out there for the first ten holes it was windy, very warm, the ball was going a long way and then after the storm the air became a lot heavier and it took a few holes to adjst to that really but I’m very pleased.
“The putt on eight was one of those ones where you could see the line but you just had to get it going with the right pace so that was a bit of a bonus that it went in.
“My mind set will be much the same as last week. I’ve been playing very solidly, I’m enjoying being at the top of the leaderboard which is great and I’m not putting too much pressure on myself. I’m just playing golf, exactly like I did last week and I prevailed then so fingers crossed that I can finish it off again tomorrow.”
Patrick Reed
“I only hit three fairways again. I felt like I hit a lot of better tee shots today, a little like yesterday. I hit a lot of solid tee shots, just a couple didn’t find the fairway that I thought should have but I had too many lip-out putts. I had three lip-outs and two early on when I came back out.
“Besides that and one bad drive that cost me a dropped shot, I feel like I’m leaving a tonne of shots out there and not getting anything out of the rounds and it’s the difference of being behind going into Sunday and having a comfortable lead.
“I think the up and down and par at 14 helped me carry some momentum going into the par fives going down that stretch. I’ve been fighting that dead left shot for four weeks now and it bit me on 13 when I hit it into the water and on 14 I was lucky enough to hit a good pitch shot and make a good putt to save par but it was the same thing, left.
“Even with all that going on I missed a short one at 16 which lipped out and a putt on 18 where if you make those you feel a lot better going into tomorrow.
“Whether I have the lead or don’t have the lead going into Sunday, as long as I’m in contention I feel like I have a good shot and the good thing is, coming from behind I can be a little more aggressive and go and attack the golf course.
“All the magic is going to happen on that back nine. You have four par fives and a par three, so there’s definitely going to be a lot of excitement so I just have to move on to tomorrow and take all the positives and try go out and make some putts.”
Matthias Schwab
“I think overall it was an OK day for me. I got off to a pretty good start, it was really windy out there and quite tricky so I was hanging in there OK with two birdies on the front nine, but then IO bogeyed two of the par fives and played them all in one over, which is not very good, so there is still room for improvement for me.
“I’m in a good position heading into tomorrow and it’s a position I’ve never really been in as a professional, so that’s very exciting for me. I’m really looking forward to it and I’m sure it will be a great day.”
par 216 (3x72)
204 R McEvoy (Eng) 70 65 69, B DeChambeau (USA) 66 68 70
205 P Reed (USA) 70 66 69, M Schwab (Austria) 68 67 70
207 P Casey (Eng) 69 69 69
208 R Paratore (Ita) 72 66 70, R Wattel (Fra) 67 69 72, S Hend (Australia) 68 71 69, D Drysdale (Sco) 69 67 72
209 D Horsey (Eng) 69 73 67
210 H Tanihara (Jpn) 69 70 71, J Wang (SKor) 73 65 72, B Dredge (Wales) 68 69 73, C Blomstrand (Swe) 72 67 71, S Horsfield (Eng) 70 71 69
211 R Cho (SKor) 72 72 67, C Schwartzel (SAf) 70 69 72, C Shinkwin (Eng) 71 70 70, M Warren (Sco) 73 71 67, L Jensen (Denmark) 68 72 71, S Jamieson (Sco) 70 71 70, M Kieffer (Ger) 69 71 71, F Aguilar (Chile) 72 68 71, P Mejow (Ger) 69 69 73, A John (am) (Ger) 68 73 70
212 M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 67 75 70, J Stalter (Fra) 67 76 69, T Pulkkanen (Finland) 71 72 69, M Calderon (Chile) 71 72 69, D Lipsky (USA) 69 75 68, S Heisele (Ger) 71 69 72, O Fisher (Eng) 68 71 73, C Syme (Sco) 68 72 72
213 C Mivis (Belgium) 71 69 73, D Kataoka (Jpn) 71 71 71, A Levy (Fra) 69 68 76, N Elvira (Spn) 72 72 69, T Detry (Belgium) 72 72 69, M Nixon (Eng) 73 71 69
214 Ó Serna (Mexico) 73 69 72, J Walters (SAf) 72 72 70, L Johnston (Sco) 72 70 72, R Ramsay (Sco) 75 69 70, P Hanson (Swe) 70 71 73
215 S Kjeldsen (Denmark) 69 72 74, R Sterne (SAf) 72 71 72, J Lima (Portugal) 70 71 74, A Saddier (Fra) 72 71 72, J Guerrier (Fra) 72 72 71, O Farr (Wales) 70 74 71, H Sturehed (Swe) 70 71 74, J Winther (Denmark) 70 72 73, K Koivu (Finland) 72 70 73
216 A Dodt (Australia) 68 74 74, M Siem (Ger) 71 70 75, M Lundberg (Swe) 71 70 75, J Choi (SKor) 69 75 72, T Aiken (SAf) 73 71 72, J Morrison (Eng) 70 70 76, S Gros (Fra) 72 70 74
217 J Kolbing (Ger) 73 70 74, B Hafthorsson (Iceland) 72 70 75, L Herbert (Australia) 75 67 75, S Fernandez (Spn) 72 68 77, O Wilson (Eng) 73 71 73, J Thomson (Eng) 78 65 74, L Bjerregaard (Denmark) 75 68 74 
218 J Smith (Eng) 71 72 75, N Geyger (Chile) 72 69 77, C Sordet (Fra) 71 72 75, A Otaegui (Spn) 70 74 74, S Brown (Eng) 68 73 77
219 B Staben (Ger) 67 77 75, M Pavon (Fra) 72 70 77
220 L Cianchetti (Ita) 72 72 76
221 N Cullen (Australia) 73 71 77, N Højgaard (Denmark) (am) 69 75 77
222 K Johannessen (Norway) 71 72 79
224 J Kruger (SAf) 73 71 80





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