Matt Fitzpatrick, England, has the 54 hole lead at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.
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Defending champion Matt will take a two shot advantage into the final round of the Omega European Masters after carding -7 under par 63 in the third round giving him a -14 under par 54 hole total at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club;
Matt would be the first player to successfully defend the title since Seve Ballesteros;
“He is a good man to emulate, so hopefully things go to plan tomorrow.”
“It was really, really good, I would say that everything went well today. I drove it really solid and made some great up-and-downs which has been a bit of a struggle this season to keep the round going.”
“There were some real key ones today and that was the difference. It kept the momentum and I managed to kick on.
You still want to put the pressure on and make birdies.”
“You are going to have to because someone is going to come up from somewhere tomorrow, there is no doubt because you can get it going.”
“Hopefully I’ll stick to my game plan and make plenty of birdies.”
Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France is in second place, those two shots back at -12 under, following his third round -6 under 64. Mikes dad passed away while he was playing this course;
“It might be the most important tournament for me, I lost my dad here, so I want it.”
“I was striking the ball pretty good and, as I said yesterday, I know what to do here on almost every hole.”
“So I am trying to do it and that’s it.”
Tied in third at -10 under are, Daniel Brooks, England, -6 under 64 today, Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark, -3 under 67, Doug Ghim, USA, -3 under 67, Haydn Porteous, South Africa, -4 under 66 and Wu Ashun, China, with his third round -5 under 65.