Grégory Bourdy is still in charge of the Lyoness Open at Diamond Country Club, in Austria.
Grégory, in pursuit of a wire to wire win, will take a two shot lead into the final round of the Lyoness Open, following his third round of -3 under par that gave him a total of -15 under par for the tournament.
He was on fire early in the round, but then came a 95-minute delay due to the threat of lightning, which slowed things down, carding a bogey at the par four 15th;
“It was another good round because it was difficult today, especially with the suspension of play so three under was a good score.”
“After the delay the wind was a bit stronger which made it a bit more difficult but I think I did quite well at the end.”
“I am in a good position, it’s always nice to be two ahead going into the final round, but it will be a tough day and I am sure it will be an exciting day playing with Rafa who is a great guy.”
“I’ll relax tonight and have a nice dinner and get ready for tomorrow.”
Rafa Cabrera-Bello, is the only serious contender, in second place at -13 under par, he carded a third round -6 under par 66, to close the gap, and make the final round a very interesting affair, as the two of them will face off, with winner take all.
Rafa has won this tournament before, six years ago, and his Eagle on the third hole of the day livened things up;
“It was a really good day for me , I got off to an amazing start with a birdie at the first and then holing out for eagle at the third.”
“Also making two birdies on the par fives, the 15th and 16th on the back nine, was really important for my confidence and to close the gap on Greg going into tomorrow.”
“I was saying how I never hole out from the middle of the fairway and then today I finally make one. There you go.”
Chris Wood also suffered from the long break in play, finishing up with a -2 under par 70, and a distant third spot total of -10 under par, five shots off the pace. Putting was the main problem;
“The putt at the last was important and massively deserved because I just couldn’t seem to get the ball to drop having hit so many good putts.”
“It was quite a frustrating day because of that, I hit a lot of good putts but they just kept lipping out.”
At -9 under par, sharing fourth place are Mathew Fitzpatrick and Scott Jamieson.
Scott had the round of the day at -7 under par, 65, which rocketed him up the leaderboard.