Graeme Storm storms into the Omega European Masters lead, with a hole in one at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.
Graeme Aced the par three 11th hole to win a BMW sports car worth around £100,000. It also helped him to card his second tournament -6 under par 64, to post -16 under par atop the leaderboard of the Omega European Masters tournament.
Graeme described the feeling about his master stroke;
“It was an incredible feeling. I had a hole in one earlier in the season in Morocco and won a lamp, so I think this prize just about tops that one.”
“To win a car is absolutely magnificent, especially as I had to sell mine because we couldn’t afford to have two cars any more.”
“I got a member’s bounce off the bank, but I’ve been here a few times so I’ve probably just about earned it.”
Tommy Fleetwood is in second place alone at -15 under par, just one shot back after he went one better shooting -7 under par 63.
Tommy said his game recently has been good, and the putter is working well;
“My game has been good for the past few weeks. I’ve been hitting it really well on the range this week, but that doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to take it out onto the course with you.”
“But my iron play today was really, really good, I can’t really remember a single shot which wasn’t on line. I got on a roll with the putter as well, so everything came together nicely.”
Brooks Kopeka occupies third position, a -4 under par third round of 66 giving him a tournament total of -14 under par. It could have been much better had he not carded a double-bogey on the final hole;
“You can never be too disappointed with a 66, but obviously the last hole leaves a bit of a sour taste. It was a poor tee shot, and then I compounded the mistake with my second shot.”
“You just have to laugh it off though. Tomorrow’s another day, and I don’t let things affect me too much. I’m a pretty laid back kind of guy, so I’m sure I will have forgotten all about it within five minutes. I hope that’s the case anyway.”
Peter Lawrie and the flawless Marco Crespi played the rounds of the day, firing -8 under par 62 on this seemingly easy Swiss course.
Peter was lucky to make the cut yesterday, but really made up for it today;
“I was lucky yesterday to make the cut. I holed about a 15 footer at the last and made the cut on the mark. I came out this morning, tried to shoot a low number and all of a sudden holed a few putts from pretty close.”
” The magic 59 was on with a couple of holes to play. Unfortunately I didn’t do that but 62 is a very good score.”
David Lipsky, in fourth place at -13 under par, and Shane Lowry, were playing in Graeme’s group and recalled the hole in one.
“It was great, Shane hit a great shot and then I hit an even better shot and Graeme put it into the hole.”
“It was a fun time. The crowd were very supportive and enthusiastic and I can’t ask for anything more.”