Saturday, August 04, 2018

Max Orrin leads by two with a 

round to go at Swedish Challenge

A battling performance from England’s Max Orrin means he will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson after shooting a two- under par 70 on Day Three.
The 24 year old leads at Katrineholms Golfklubb on 12 
under par, two shots ahead of countryman Tom Lewis who 
carded a four under par 68 to take sole second place ahead 
of the final round.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Orrin, who had a three-shot lead 
at the beginning of the day, as he needed to bounce back 
from two early bogeys before steadying the ship to finish on 
two under par for the day courtesy of an eagle at the 
penultimate hole.
And that eagle, the Englishman believes, was his reward for 

remaining patient on a testing day in Sweden.
“It was steady, very steady,” he said. “On Moving Day you 

expect the pack to make some birdies and chase you up so I 

just tried to stay patient and not get too high or too low with 

birdies and bogeys. If someone had said I’d shoot 70 with 

the wind, which was up, I probably would’ve taken it.
“I just did everything I did in the first two days. Even late in 

the round, on 15 for example, I’ve hit driver every day.
“Today, I knew I was two ahead at that point and I just 

hit driver again and tried to stay aggressive. It was a 

fairly  decent finish; obviously bogeying the last isn’t 

ideal but getting an eagle on 17 was a bonus and 

probably a reward for my patience.
“It was difficult to get close to the flags early and that 

showed from the scoring. The greens were firming up and it 

was all about where you put your ball on the fairway and 

around the greens. It was a patient performance and I’m 

happy with it, really happy.”
Having previously won twice on the European Challenge 

Tour – at the 2015 Made in Denmark Challenge and the 

2014 National Bank of Oman Golf Classic – Orrin will draw 

on past experience as he bids to secure another victory on 

Europe’s top developmental tour.
“Every week you go out trying to have good weeks and you 

don’t get that many positions like this," he said. "I’m playing 

with Tom Lewis tomorrow, he’s a good lad, so I’ll just go out, 

enjoy myself and see what happens.
“I’ll take a lot from past experiences. I’ve converted leads 

and I’ve come from behind so I’m confident I can do it both ways.
“If I play my best golf and shoot a low number then it will be definitely be very difficult for someone to beat me 

and if they do then fair play. I’ve just got to focus on 

myself and keep doing what I’m doing.
Orrin, a member of the  the Great Britain and Ireland team at 

the 2013 Walker Cup, is in pole position heading into the 

final day in Sweden but a number of players on a congested 

leaderboard will feel like they have a chance of success 

tomorrow.

Road to Ras al Khaimah Number One Joachim B. Hansen 

leads a quartet of players in tied third on nine under par, 

three off the lead, after finishing with an eagle and a birdie in 

his final two holes to move right into contention. Hansen, 

who would secure automatic qualification to the European 

Tour with victory this week, is joined by Adri Arnaus, Victor 

Perez and Oliver Wilson on nine under.
A shot further back are KPMG Trophy winner Pedro 

Figueiredo, Mikael Lindberg and Tom Murray on eight under 

par, while a further six players are on seven under par.
Scores after Round Three:
par 216 (3x72)
204 M Orrin (Eng) 67 67 70,
206 T Lewis (Eng) 67 71 68,
207 V Perez (Fra) 68 71 68, A Arnaus (Esp) 64 75 68, J Hansen (Den) 69 69 69, O Wilson (Eng) 68 70 69,
208 M Lindberg (Swe) 70 69 69, P Figueiredo (Por) 68 72 68, T Murray (Eng) 70 68 70,
209 T Linard (Fra) 69 70 70, S Crocker (USA) 72 68 69, L Robinson (Eng) 70 67 72, R Enoch (Wal) 68 73 68, U Coussaud (Fra) 66 72 71, K Samooja (Fin) 71 68 70,
210 K Johannessen (Nor) 68 70 72, S Forsström (Swe) 66 72 72, A Knappe (Ger) 72 70 68, R Roussel (Fra) 67 71 72, A Tadini (Ita) 69 70 71,
211 W Besseling (Ned) 68 70 73, B Moore (Eng) 71 71 69, E Johansen (Nor) 67 70 74, O Bekker (RSA) 70 67 74, E Ferguson (Sco) 69 72 70, J Singh Brar (Eng) 70 70 71,
212 A Karlsson (Swe) 70 68 74, E Goya (Arg) 70 70 72, J Girrbach (Sui) 71 71 70,
213 L Nemecz (Aut) 68 74 71, J Lima (Por) 70 69 74, R Langasque (Fra) 71 70 72, M Lampert (Ger) 73 68 72, D Law (Sco) 69 71 73, B Hellgren (Swe) 70 69 74, H Joannes (Bel) 67 71 75,
214 B Virto (Esp) 68 71 75, F Bergamaschi (Ita) 70 71 73, A Ahokas (Fin) 71 71 72, D Perrier (Fra) 67 73 74, J Stalter (Fra) 69 70 75, C Feldborg Nielsen (Swe) 71 69 74,
215 S Manley (Wal) 71 70 74, S Henry (Sco) 71 69 75, S Soderberg (Swe) 73 69 73, A Meronk (Pol) 69 72 74, H Ellis (Eng) 72 69 74, M Lundberg (Swe) 66 75 74,
216 M Iten (Switz) 69 72 75, J McDonald (Sco) 68 69 79, M Salminen (Fin) 70 71 75, R MacIntyre (Sco) 72 69 75, M Ford (Eng) 69 69 78, J Hansson (Swe) 72 70 74, M Armitage (Eng) 75 67 74,
217 M Ovesen (Den) 69 70 78, M Galiano Aguilar (Esp) 71 70 76, J Thomson (Eng) 75 67 75, K Koivu (Fin) 71 70 76,
218 S Tiley (Eng) 73 68 77,
221 S Locke (Sco) 72 68 81,
222 J Arnoy (Nor) 69 72 81,
 

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