In the early morning of May 1st, Beijing time, the third round of the Catalan Championship was over. Chinese player Li Haotong scored 3 birds, 2 bogeys, and -1 strokes that day, bringing the total score to -2 strokes, ranking T28. Another Chinese player Wu Ashun made 1 eagle, 3 birds and 4 bogeys on the same day, -1, and his total score rose to equal par, ranking T46.
In terms of the leaderboard, South African Oliver Baker leads alone with -11 strokes. England’s Laurie Kanter followed with -9. Two Italian players, Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Galli, have emerged and are currently ranked T3 with -8.
Li Haotong started from the 10th hole in the third round. He passed the par-3 11th hole with bogey and then made a birdie on the par-4 13th to bring the score back to par. He passed the first two rounds at par on the par-4 17th, and made a birdie in the third. In this way, before the transition, his score was 2 birds and 1 bogey.
After the transition, Haotong’s offense was somewhat stagnant. He didn’t gain anything until the 7th hole. He made a birdie on the par-5 hole. But then he suffered another bogey on the par-3 No. 8, knocking him to zero in the second half. When he finished the third round, his score was 3 birds, 2 bogeys, -1, and a total score of -2, ranking T28.
Wu Ashun also started from the 10th hole this round. He opened the scoring account on the par-5 12th with a birdie. Then on the 15th hole, another par-5, he made a successful eagle. But then on the 16th and 17th holes, he made bogeys in a row, reducing his score to 1 point.
After the transition, he took the first birdie on the 2nd hole, but on the 5th and 6th holes, he made consecutive bogeys again. Fortunately, he made a birdie on the 8th hole, allowing him to still score on the day. In this way, Ah Shun ended the third round with 1 eagle, 3 birds and 4 bogeys, and a -1 stroke. On the leaderboard, he was even par and ranked T46.
As the event moves into Mobile Day, the competition on the field becomes more intense. The rain that day also made it more difficult for the players to compete.
(Leading list after the third round)
In the first two match days, Oliver Baker, a South African player with stable output, continued his good momentum in the third round.
Starting from the 1st hole, he played steadily on the front nine. He made birdies on the 2nd and 7th holes, and then suffered two consecutive bogeys on the 9th hole. That put him at -1 before the transition.
Coming to the back nine of the course, Baker made good use of his scoring points. On the par-5 12th hole in the second half, Baker successfully made three consecutive birdies, and on the other par-5 15th hole, Baker made two consecutive eagles. On the par-4 10th hole, which suffered double bogeys on the first day, Baker also passed with a birdie.
Baker, who made 1 eagle, 4 birds and 1 bogey in the round, raised his total score to -11 with -5 strokes. He led the DP World Tour for the first time in his career after three rounds.
(Baker on the field)
In this regard, Baker is still very calm, “I will play according to the pre-match plan in the fourth round, and I will not make any changes. If this day goes well, then I will go with the flow; if this day does not go well, then I will try my best. for, and see what happens.”
(Kante on the field)
England’s Laurie Kanter, who led the leaderboard after the second round, slowed down in the third round. He made 3 birdies and 1 bogey on the front nine, then made 2 birdies and 2 bogeys after the turn. In the end, he finished the third round with 5 birds, 3 bogeys, and -2. His overall score was -9, two shots behind the leader.
Two Italian players, Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Galli, both ushered in a jump in the third round.
(Molinari on the field)
Molinari, who was only +1 after the first round, steadily improved in the next two rounds. He shot a -3 in the second round and a -6 in the third round with 1 eagle, 4 birds and 0 bogeys. This brings his overall score to -8, ranking T3.
(Lorenzo Galli on the field)
Another Italian, Lorenzo Galli, had a total score of -1 after the first two rounds. But in the third round, his state improved significantly, handing over 1 eagle, 6 birds and 1 bogey in a single round, with a score of -7. His total score thus came to -8, and the ranking also rose to T3.
The starting time of some players in the fourth round
Beijing time on May 1
14:53 Jason Skrivner/Alexander Bjork/Ashun Wu
16:15 Nikolai Vondelingshausen/David Drysdale/Li Haotong
18:10 Lorenzo Gurry/Laurie Kanter/Oliver BakerReturn to Sohu, see more