Qatar Masters. Paul Lawrie Still In Control.

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Paul Lawrie is still firmly in control of the Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club.

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Paul shot a bogey free third round of -2 under par 70, and swill take a two stroke lead into the final round of the Qatar Masters with his -13 under par total.

Golfing history is in the making as Paul attempts to win the Mother of Pearl Trophy for a record third time. He said it was a good day, despite some putts not dropping;

“Every week that we play, your job is to get yourself in contention with nine holes to play and hopefully we can do that on the front nine tomorrow.”

“There’s a lot of good players behind me. Branden Grace is obviously defending champion, won here before and well up the World Rankings.”

“So tomorrow is going to be a different challenge but I’m looking forward to it.”

“I had a couple top tens back-to-back last year at KLM and Denmark and really should have been higher up in both of them. I had a good chance to win both tournaments on the back nine.”

“It’s not as though it’s been years, and hopefully I kind of get in there and hit the shots that I’m hitting and knock a few putts in and it all goes well.”

“I was a little frustrated today on the middle of the round, I felt as though I hit an awful lot of good putts that didn’t go in, but I’m sure I’m not alone in that.”

“It was nice to end the day on a positive note and hit a nice putt and it actually go in the right pace and right side of the hole, which is what we’re always looking to do.”

“It was a tough day, the wind was blowing. You could tell by the scoreboard that it was hard to make birdies. So I got around there a bit frustrated but, two under, it’s a good day.”

Sharing second place are Branden Grace, -4 under par 68 today,and Thorbjørn Olsen -3 under 69, with totals of -11 under par.

Tommy Fleetwood and  Rafa Cabrera-Bello are next on the leaderboard at -10 under par, and with 15 players within five shots Paul could still be caught in his record breaking attempt.

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