Omega European Masters. Scott Hend Has Advantage.

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Scott Hend has the advantage of a one shot lead going into the final round of the Omega European Masters tournament at  Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, in Switzerland.

Omega European Masters

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Scott carded  third round -5 under par 65 to take control of the Omega European Masters with a -13 under 54 hole total, and a one shot lead over the field.

Scott has recently returned from the Olympics, and said apart from his ball careering off down the cart path on his last hole, everything went well;

“I played really nice golf, I left a few shots out there but made a couple of par saves which made up for it.”

“It was unfortunate on 18 when my ball managed to run between the bunkers down the cart path.”

“One shot clear is better than none. I just want to play solid golf again and hopefully hole some more putts and see where we end up.”

“Hopefully Alex and I can forge ahead and create a gap between us and the field and battle it out on the back nine.”

“I should have won more. I had chances to win more but I’ve only won twice. I’m hungry to win more than twice or three times or more than four. I want to win as many times as I can.”

Alex Noren is the one shot back at -12 under, he had a third round -4 under 66, rolling in a 50 foot putt on 17.

Alex partnered Scott today, and enjoyed the experience;

“It was a good day, a little bit tougher playing in the afternoon here.”

“It’s a little bit drier and bouncy and Hend was playing really well from the start, making birdies, and he was four under through nine.”

“I was just trying to hang in there and finish up with some good birdies.”

“You’re just trying to stay in contact and he was playing great, it’s also easier to play with someone who’s playing good.”

Completing the top three is Richard Bland, at -10 under for the competition, he carded a frustrating -1 under 69 today, but on this course is still in touch with the leaders.

Alejandro Cañizares,  Mikko Ilonen, Andrew Johnston all had -2 under 68 today, while  Romain Langasque stalled with even par 70, they are all a further shot back at -9 under par.

The winner tomorrow will need a really low round.

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