Lucas Bjerregaard, from Denmark, leads the Portugal Masters after 54 holes at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, in Portugal.
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Lucas carded -3 under par 68 in the third round to top the Portugal Masters leaderboard at -14 under par for the tournament.
Lucas is looking for his first European Tour victory;
“It feels good, it’s been a rough year for me so to be in contention again feels really good.”
“I played well in Switzerland two weeks ago and I’ve been seeing my game go in the right direction the last month or so, so to be in contention is great.”
“I’m in a place where I’m still building confidence but it feels good.”
“This is what we play for, this is where I want to be. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
George Coetzee, South Africa, at -13 under par is close behind, he scored -4 under 67 today;
“It’s amazing. Today was probably the best day of the lot and also the most frustrating.”
“I feel like I’ve left a lot of shots out there.”
“it should be fun playing with a bit of pressure and I’m looking forward to it. I’m feeling good, I’ve kind of got a game-plan for everything.”
“You never know what golf can throw at you but I’m just doing the stuff I want to do.”
Three players are tied in third place at -12 under par, Bertasio Nino, Italy, even par 71 today, Eddie Pepperell, England, -3 under 68 and Marc Warren, Scotland, -1 under 70.
Eddie is looking for a good round tomorrow;
“Today was trickier, definitely conditions were pretty windy and some pins were tucked and the greens were not ideal and it was not easy so I was happy.”
“Tomorrow will be no different for me and if I can do that then I believe, the way I’m playing, I can go out there and shoot 66, 67 and that might be god enough.”
“It’s all in my hands, really, I’ve just got to go and do it.”
Marc was happy to be under par on the day, with a good putt on the last;
“The putt on the last from about 20 feet was the best chance I had on the back nine so overall pretty pleased to get off under par.”
Bertasio had problems putting in the wind;
“I didn’t make any putts at the beginning, pretty much all day. I think it just shows how tricky it was this afternoon with the wind.”
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