European Tour

Three-way tie at the top in Oman

2018-02-17 20:32
Matthew Southgate (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Matthew Southgate, Joost Luiten and Julien Guerrier all share a one-shot lead as the NBO Oman Open heads into the final round on Sunday.

The trio are all locked on 12-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Englishman Chris Wood who is alone in fourth on 11-under, while Adrian Otaegui and Alexander Levy follow on 10- and nine-under respectfully.

Guerrier and Luiten earned round of the day honours, both signing for superb six under 66s around Al Mouj Golf Course in Muscat. Luiten second consecutive 66 featured just one dropped shot on a card littered with birdies, while Guerrier enjoyed an eagle on the par five 12th after he drained a long range putt. 

Meanwhile, opening round co-leader Southgate endured a tumultuous round. Getting off to a flyer with birdies on the opening three holes, the Englishman then conspired to drop four shots over the next four holes, including a double bogey seven on the par five seventh. 

But Southgate managed to save his round, getting back to even par with a gain on the ninth before a sublime tee shot set up a short range birdie on the 11th. Birdies on the 12th and the last saw him card a very respectable 69.

Overnight leader Matthieu Pavon would slip down the leaderboard to T7 with his 75, along with the ever-popular Andrew Johnston.  

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