With three French individuals ideally positioned in the top 10 of an excellent compact rating on the night of the third day, all hopes will probably be allowed this Sunday in Crans.
What if a Frenchman wins once more in the Omega European Masters 13 years after Jeff Lucquin?
A chilly from chilly awaited the first begins of the third spherical of the Omega European Masters round 8:00 am. Guerrier and Rozner at -1 opened the tricolor route, Adrien Saddier (-3) staying heat till 9.41am.
But, nonetheless a wintery thermometer, it was nonetheless not good to take the shade of a tree to observe the match. This most likely explains the comparatively calm scores till the begin at midday of the Top 10, led by Thomas Detry and Andy Sullivan (-10), the chief Dean Burmester (-11) citing the rear in roughly the similar sunny colds. .
Apart from a gap in one made by an Italian beginner named Pietro Bovari not a lot to heat up. Only ten of the 63 gamers in play at 11:30 am had a card below par.
The afternoon was due to this fact going to be favorable for the greatest after 36 holes to extend their lead. Andrea Pavan, one other Italian, professional this time, additionally gave an excellent golf lesson. His 2nd shot on the Par 4 gap 18 made a “Van de Velde”, his ball ricocheting off a metallic body near the inexperienced which despatched it again at proper angles to the placing inexperienced 80 meters from the gap. in the ft of the execs. The referee gave him the choice of a free drop off the inexperienced. In entrance of him, a human hall and a wide ranging view of the roof of a lounge with a effectively hidden flag, On its SW, the ball landed one meter from the gap for a pleasant “approach-putt”
In this half, Antoine Rozner was no extra astonished than that by this mini-exploit, the head nonetheless together with his bogeys of 16 and 17 bringing him again in the par, fault of his placing stated his father. “ It was especially colder this morning when starting », Commented the player. ” The greens, undoubtedly watered in the evening, had been lined with dew, with out it actually affecting the sport. I stay proud of my match and my present kind simply earlier than the PGA Championship at Wentworth. “
Grip change paid for Saddier
Happier nonetheless, Adrien Saddier who gave pleasure to a squad of youngsters guided by Julien Bois, their trainer at G&CC Esery close to Geneva. Putting higher in the third spherical, after reviewing his left hand grip with Benoît Ducolombier, he tamed the difficult greens of the “Ballesteros”, like that of 18 with the excessive flag.
At twenty meters, he put his ball “given” to exit on a giant 65 giving him -8 after 54 holes, two lengths of the head occupied by the American Sean Crocker (six birdies, an eagle). “For the lead of the final lap, something can occur after all. If I succeeded in asking this 65, I’ve little doubt that there will probably be one or two extra. But the accounts, we’ll do them tomorrow », Confided Haut Savoyard.
The legislation of numbers
With Hébert and Sciot-Siegrist at -7, or Lévy at -6, listed here are 4 candidates for the jacket of this Swiss Masters, Omega pink.
For now, the legislation of numbers is holding up. Eighteen at the begin, 9 in the minimize, 4 effectively positioned after 54 holes, and a winner? We are takers.