Sport24.co.za | DeChambeau, McEvoy tied entering final round in Hamburg

Sport24.co.za | DeChambeau, McEvoy tied entering final round in Hamburg
Sport24.co.za | DeChambeau, McEvoy tied entering final round in Hamburg

Hamburg - Richard McEvoy is targeting a dream victory at the Porsche European Open - on his 285th European Tour appearance and a week after triumphing on the Challenge Tour - as he enters the final day tied for the lead alongside world No 23 Bryson DeChambeau, with Masters champion Patrick Reed a shot back.

The 37-year-old Englishman, who has played the European Tour’s Qualifying School 12 times in a 17-year professional career, looked composure personified at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg during a third day which was interrupted for almost three hours due to thunderstorms.

Playing alongside halfway leader DeChambeau, McEvoy opened with a birdie at the first and after bogeying the sixth hole for the third day running, he bounced back by picking up shots at the eighth, ninth and 11th to card a three under 69 for a 12-under total.

That moved him to the front alongside his playing partner, the 24-year-old two-time PGA Tour winner signing for a two under 70.

World No 13 Reed shared third place with Matthias Schwab of Austria on 11-under par while 13-time European Tour winner and three-time Ryder Cup player Paul Casey occupied fifth spot heading into the final day, three shots off the lead on nine under.

Leading third round scores from the European Tour's European Open in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday (par 72/GBR & IRL unless stated):

204 - Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 66 68 70, Richard McEvoy 70 65 69

205 - Patrick Reed (USA) 70 66 69, Matthias Schwab (AUT) 68 67 70

207 - Paul Casey 69 69 69

208 - David Drysdale 69 67 72, Scott Hend (AUS) 68 71 69, Romain Wattel (FRA) 67 69 72, Renato Paratore (ITA) 72 66 70

209 - David Horsey 69 73 67

210 - Christofer Blomstrand (SWE) 72 67 71, Sam Horsfield 70 71 69, Wang Jeunghun (KOR) 73 65 72, Bradley Dredge 68 69 73, Hideto Tanihara (JPN) 69 70 71

211 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 70 69 72, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 69 71 71, Lasse Jensen (DEN) 68 72 71, Callum Shinkwin 71 70 70, Scott Jamieson 70 71 70, Felipe Aguilar (CHI) 72 68 71, Marc Warren 73 71 67, Philipp Mejow (GER) 69 69 73, Cho Rak hyun (KOR) 72 72 67, Allen John (GER) 68 73 70

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