European Tour

Stenson shares Malmo lead

2014-05-31 21:19
Henrik Stenson (AP Photo)

Malmo - Home favourite Henrik Stenson and England's world No 346 Eddie Pepperell share the lead after the third round of the Nordea Masters in Malmo on Saturday.

The pair lead the field on 13-under after Stenson shot a 64 for the best round of the day with Pepperell signing for a 65.

One shot behind came Stephen Gallacher and Alvaro Quiros.

Stenson, the world No 2, shot seven birdies and an eagle at the seventh to join overnight leader Pepperell who is searching for his first European Tour win.

I had great fun out there," said the unheralded Briton.

"I felt comfortable out there.

"I'm really happy with myself. The game feels pretty good.

"It was a great start with three birdies in a row. I was flying and I missed good opportunities on four and five. Then I had a sticky spell with my swing, but hung in there. I would like to have finished with a birdie on the last two holes, but I'm not too unhappy about that.

"On 17 I had a good swing, bad putt. On 18 I just hit a slight pull and the wind just took it in the water, but I can't be too disappointed as I committed fully.

"Henrik is tied with me so it is going to be a great day tomorrow (Sunday), but I've just keep to keep focused on my game and do what I've been doing. If I do that I'll have a shot come the last and I'll enjoy it."

Stenson, reflecting on his eagle magic at the seventh, said: "I knew it was going to be inside 10 feet when I hit it and it landed about five feet away, had a little release and hop and went in."

Leading third round scores in the European Tour Nordea Masters in Malmo on Saturday (GBR & IRL unless stated, par 72):

203 - Eddie Pepperell 66 72 65, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 69 70 64

204 - Stephen Gallacher 67 72 65, Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 71 67 66

205 - Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 69 69 67

206 - Bradley Dredge 69 70 67

207 - Romain Wattel (FRA) 71 70 66, Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 68 72 67, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 69 70 68

208 - Robert Jan Derksen (NED) 70 71 67, Christopher Doak 70 69 69

209 - Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 70 71 68, James Morrison 70 73 66

210 - David Howell 73 70 67, Jens Dantorp (SWE) 66 73 71, Tom Lewis 71 71 68, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 67 75 68, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 73 69 68, Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 70 72 68


211 - Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 72 70 69

213 - Peter Hanson (SWE) 69 71 73, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 71 69 73

214 - James Kingston (RSA) 72 70 72, Kevin Phelan (USA) 71 70 73

215 - Jeev Milkha Singh (IND) 71 74 70, Wade Ormsby (AUS) 69 74 72, Gregory Havret (FRA) 71 74 70

217 - Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 69 73 75, Richard Green (AUS) 72 69 76, Peter Lawrie 75 70 72

218 - Daniel Im (USA) 72 72 74

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