Saturday, September 22, 2018

Herbert moves ahead in Portugal Masters
Tournament: Portugal MastersRace to Dubai: Tournament 40 of 47 events
Venue: Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura
Prize fund: €2,000,000
Herbert R3
This image of  Lucas Herbert  is displayed by courtesy of Getty Images

Round three report

Lucas Herbert recorded his best-ever 54-hole score on the European Tour to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters.
The Australian signed for a round of 64 to get to 19 under par at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, ahead of England's Tom Lewis, whose round of 61 was his lowest ever on the European Tour and came just one day after his countryman Oliver Fisher entered the history books with his round of 59.
Herbert has been relying on invites this season, but the 22 year old has a great chance to earn his card for 2019, coming into this week in 103rd place in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex after four top tens.
He’s now in a good position to become the first wire-to-wire winner on Tour since England's Matt Wallace at last season’s Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort.
Lewis, the 2011 Portugal Masters champion, was one shot over par at the end of the first round but has made 18 birdies with no dropped shots since then. He is enjoying a period of good form after claiming the Bridgestone Challenge title on the Challenge Tour two weeks ago.
Swede Marcus Kinhult and England's Eddie Pepperell are two shots behind Lewis and four off the lead at 15 under par, a shot clear of Finn Mikko Korhonen, Renato Paratore of Italy and Fisher - who followed up the first ever round of 59 on the European Tour on Friday with a 69.
Spain’s Pep Angles and Li Haotong of China are at 13 under par, with a group of five players - including two former winners of this event in Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Andy Sullivan of England - one shot further back in a tie for tenth place.
After 81 players made the cut, a second cut at the end of round three has reduced the field to 72 players for Sunday’s final round.
Player quotes
Lucas Herbert: “I think this week is as close to the A game as we get. Some good confidence going into tomorrow that hopefully that form sticks around. I’m in the position I want to be in, so there’s not much more we can do.
“I'll probably go and work on a couple of things with the iron play. At the moment it doesn't quite feel right. The good thing was I was able to manage it. If I hit bad shots I tended to miss them in the right spots, which was quite pleasing. It made it pretty easy to keep the bogeys off the card.
“I just need to get out of my own way tomorrow to be honest. I've played really good up until this point. I don't really need to do anything different or special. Just stick to the processes, keep picking the right shots and doing a good job with all of that. That's all I can control.”
Tom Lewis: “Great on Oli with the 59 yesterday. I had an opportunity out there to actually do that. It's something that I noticed with three holes to go. I wasn't that bothered at the end of the day. I'm pleased that I shot ten under par and put myself in there for tomorrow. Can only continue to make birdies and see what happens.
“When I won here I remember going out and not even thinking about winning. I just played my own golf and ended up winning by a couple. It will be different tomorrow because I think I'll be closer to the lead. 
“It just depends on how comfortable I feel. My game hasn't been brilliant this week because it's my sixth week in a row, it’s a lot for me. I think if I get the drives on the fairways I'm going to be around the pins. I'm rolling the ball well at the moment so they seem to be going in.” 
Marcus Kinhult: “I missed a couple of putts from around ten feet. I gave myself some really good chances on the back nine but just didn't hole out. I think that was the real difference.
“I haven't won yet so it would mean the world to me to win here of course. I would secure my spot for Dubai I guess, and all of that, so there is a lot of good things that come with a win but there are still 18 holes to go. Lots of birdies still need to be made so we'll see. I hope I can post a good round tomorrow again and we'll see what happens.”
Round three scores
Par 213 (3x71)
194 L Herbert (Aus)tralia 63 67 64
196 T Lewis (Eng) 72 63 61
198 M Kinhult (Swe) 68 65 65, E Pepperell (Eng) 64 66 68
199 R Paratore (Ita) 66 66 67, M Korhonen (Finland) 66 69 64, O Fisher (Eng) 71 59 69,
200 P Angles (Spn) 70 65 65, H Li (China) 65 67 68,
201 A Saddier (Fra) 66 66 69, J Scrivener (Australia) 66 67 68, S Lowry (Ire) 64 69 68, R Jacquelin (Fra) 66 68 67, A Sullivan (Eng) 69 66 66,
202 R Fox (NZ) 70 68 64, J Smith (Eng) 68 67 67, M Wallace (Eng) 64 67 71, K Koivu (Fin) 66 68 68,
203 S Lee (S Korea) 67 69 67, R Gouveia (Portugal) 67 66 70, N Colsaerts (Belgium) 68 69 66, M Baldwin (Eng) 69 68 66, A Chesters (Eng) 66 70 67, G Fernandez - Castaño (Spn 67 69 67, L Bjerregaard (Den) 68 68 67, R Sterne (SAf) 69 66 68,
204 S Garcia (Spn) 66 70 68, S Locke (Sco) 68 69 67, C Wood (Eng) 72 66 66, B Dredge (Wales) 67 72 65, A Wu (China 70 64 70, G Coetzee (SAf) 67 70 67, H Porteous (SAf) 68 69 67, R Bland (Eng) 68 68 68,
205 G Havret (Fra) 70 64 71, J Kruyswijk (SAf) 69 68 68, M Pavon (Fra) 68 70 67, S Gallacher (Sco) 68 67 70, M Schwab (Austria) 69 68 68, C Schwartzel (SAf) 69 66 70, D Willett (Eng) 69 69 67, T Olesen (Denmark) 68 69 68,
206 L Jensen (Denmark) 72 65 69, S Jamieson (Sco) 70 69 67,
207 J Campillo (Spn) 67 68 72, M Nixon (Eng) 73 66 68, G Petrozzi (Eng) 66 70 71, F Aguilar (Chile) 70 69 68, J Geary (NZ) 68 68 71, Y Miyazato (Jpn) 68 68 71, R Fisher (Eng) 68 69 70, R McGowan (Eng) 70 67 70, A Johnston (Eng) 71 68 68, P Dunne (Ire) 68 68 71, R Rock (Eng) 69 70 68, C Sordet (Fra) 74 64 69, P Khongwatmai (Tha) 68 70 69,
208 D Howell (Eng) 66 71 71, D Horsey (Eng) 68 68 72, S Kjeldsen (Den) 70 68 70,
209 S Heisele (Ger) 68 69 72, J Norris (Australia) 67 70 72, D Lipsky (USA) 69 69 71, J Ritchie (SAf) 69 70 70, A Cañizares (Spn) 67 70 72, M Warren (Sco) 75 64 70, J Guerrier (Fra) 71 68 70, J Choi (S Korea) 70 69 70,
210 J Edfors (Swe) 68 70 72, T Pulkkanen (Fin) 69 69 72, C Hanson (Eng) 67 72 71, N Bertasio (Ita) 67 72 71,
211 N Elvira (Spn) 68 70 73, D Brooks (Eng) 69 70 72, J Van Zyl (SAf) 69 70 72, M Lundberg (Swe) 71 66 74, T Aiken (SAf) 70 69 72, P Larrazábal (Spn) 72 67 72,
212 B Hafthorsson (Iceland) 73 66 73,
213 C Bezuidenhout (SAf) 70 69 74, R Santos (Portugal) 71 67 75,

Labels:

0 Comments:

Post a comment

<< Home

Copyright © Colin Farquharson

If you can't find what you are looking for.... please check the Archive List or search this site with Google