Scott Hend hits the front in the third round of the KLM Open at The Dutch golf course in Holland.
Scott had a -7 under par 64 in the third round of the KLM Open, which took him to the top of the leaderboard with a -14 under par total, and a one shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow. He struggled with his swing but the putting was good;
“It was just all about hanging in there today, I wasn’t really on top of it but I got the most out of it that I could.”
“The swing felt a little bit off out there today but I managed to hang in there and just stay patient and then I started hitting some really nice shots and that presented me with the opportunity to make some putts.”
Nino Bertasio is in second place at -13 under par, his third round score of -4 under par 67 keeping him in touch with the leader, he said he made a couple of monster putts today;
“It was another good solid day, I played very well again and made a couple of monster putts today which was a surprise because they all seemed to be close range yesterday.”
“I have been surprised how calm I have been out there and how much I have enjoyed this week. I just love the golf course and have been loving it out there.”
“We will see what happens tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it.”
“I know I will be playing with Scott which is great because we played together at the Olympics which was an amazing experience. We will have a good time out there tomorrow as well.”
Ben Evans, -3 under par 68 today, David Horsey, -4 under 67, Richard Bland, -5 under 66, and top Dutch player Joost Luiten with -2 under 69, are all tied in third place at -11 under par.
Home favorite Joost is pretty happy with his position;
“It could have been a little better than two under but overall I have to be pretty happy with it.”
“I left one out there with the three-putt on 16 and the putter wasn’t as good as yesterday when I managed to hole a couple of long ones. But that is golf – some days they go in and the next they won’t so I am happy with two under.”
“It was tricky today to get close to the pins, but anything under par is good round here and I am in a pretty good position for the weekend.”
“The birdie at the last is always nice, it was great to finish like that on a positive.”
“This has been the busiest I have ever seen at a KLM Open and the crowds have been amazing.”
“It’s only Saturday today so hopefully we can have even more here tomorrow and I can get a low round going and try and win this title again because that is what I came here to do.”
South African Brandon Stone carded a brilliant course-record -8 under 63 to join Tommy Fleetwood,-2 under 69, Simon Khan, -3 under 68 and Bernd Wiesberger, even par 71, at -10 under for the tournament.