Jaco Van Zyl takes control of the Alstom Open in Paris, and will have a two shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow.
Jaco took control of the Alstom Open with a bogey free third round -7 under par 64 on the Le Golf National course, giving him a two shot lead at the start of play in the final round, with a -10 under par total.
He has yet to win on the European Tour, but has tasted success on the Sunshine Tour 13 times, so he knows what it is all about.
Jaco has recovered from a knee injury, which meant he missed most of last season, but recorded 18 greens in regulation today;
“I think it will play a big role, at the end of the day, it’s the same situation, although the stage is a lot bigger. I’ve been in this position a couple of times; hopefully tomorrow we can pull through.”
“Today was really a phenomenal round.”
“I felt really comfortable tee to green and made a couple of nice putts.”
“I hit it really well; I think I missed one fairway, hit 18 out of 18 greens, and made a couple of putts when I needed to.”
“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”
Max Kieffer is in second place, a third round -6 under par 65 keeping him in touch of the leader with a -8 under par tournament total.
Max has made the cut in every competition this season, that’s 17 in a row, he is also seeking his first European Tour win;
“It feels amazing.”
“I don’t really expect it to be honest to shoot that low, but obviously the course played a little bit easier today.”
“I feel like I’m good enough to win. I think I learned enough in the last two tournaments where I was in the final round with a chance to win, but we will see.”
“I don’t know if it’s the time. I just have to hit good golf shots tomorrow and then we will see.”
Bernd Wiesberger holds third place, a -5 under par 66 giving him a -7 under par total, and with two European Tour wins under his belt certainly has the experience needed to get the job done.
The home favourite Victor Dubuisson, two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer and Spanish Open champion James Morrison are all a shot further back at -6 under par.
Victor is still thinking of winning here;
“I think tomorrow I will need a very good start if I want to have a chance.”
“I think you need to be two or three under par after six or seven holes because when you start the back nine, from 12 to 18 it’s really difficult to make birdies.”