Paddy Harrington, Ireland and Andrea Pavan of Italy are tied at the top of the Czech Masters leaderboard after 54 holes at Albatross Golf Resort in the Czech Republic.
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Paddy and Andrea both carded third rounds of -7 under par 65, the low rounds of the day, to top the Czech Masters leaderboard with -17 under par totals, and will take a three shot advantage into the final round tomorrow.
Paddy, the European Ryder Cup vice captain, had a good day with the putter;
“I feel like it was a day too early, it took a lot out of me, a lot of focus and I holed the putts that you’d like to be holing on a Sunday.”
“I’m hoping there’s still another round in it but it was certainly one of those days that you’d like to get on a Sunday afternoon rather than a Saturday afternoon.”
“In my mind I was trying to rationalise that I’ve got to get twenty under par for the tournament and obviously I got quite a long way down that road, we’re three ahead of the pack so hopefully we move ahead and get out there and have good front nines and have it as a duel between the two of us.”
“That would the nice scenario but it very rarely is the nice scenario on a Sunday.”
Andrea is searching for his first European Tour victory, if he keeps putting well, he will have a chance;
“It was very good, seven under was just a very good round and I hit it very well off the tee, I was always in play which is very nice.”
“I putted really well especially on the back nine, I made a lot of good putts and a couple of good par saves.”
“I’m definitely looking forward to playing with Padraig tomorrow. It’s the first time I’m in this position on the European Tour so it will be good, probably a long day but I’ll just try to keep doing my own thing and not watch him too much.
“He’s obviously won lot of tournaments and has a lot of experience so I will try to enjoy it as much as I can.”
Gavin Green, Malaysia, is in third spot at -14 under par, he had a third round score of -2 under 70.