Lawrence takes 3-shot lead into final round at Crans Montana

Aug 27, 2022 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Thriston Lawrence will head into the final round of the DP World Tour’s 2022 Omega European Masters with a three-shot lead courtesy of a stunning 67 on Saturday.

The South African, who became the first winner of the DP World Tour era at the 36-hole Joburg Open in November, is in a strong position to claim his second victory of the 2022 campaign at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club after making five birdies and two bogeys in the third round to get to 17-under-par.

An early start awaited Lawrence on day three, as he returned to the course to complete his second round after Friday’s weather delay left him with four holes still to play. He made a closing birdie at the 18th to start the third round one shot off the lead, and although he bogeyed the fifth, he bounced back with birdies at the sixth and ninth to grab a share of top spot.

Another bogey followed on the 10th before a run of three birdies in four holes from the 11th catapulted Lawrence into a four-shot lead. The 25-year-old closed his round with four successive pars to sit three strokes clear of Matt Wallace after the Englishman’s birdie-birdie finish.

Scott Jamieson and Richard Mansell were another shot further back on 13 under.

Lawrence said: “I’m pleased. Being in that position around the lead, shooting a score under par is always nice. Happy with the way I played, excellent, made a few clutch putts.

“I’m confident going into tomorrow. It will be nice to see where we are after four rounds. There is a lot of golf to be played, so I’ll just stick to the process and the game plan and enjoy it.”

Hennie du Plessis and Louis de Jager were on 10-under-par for the tournament in a share of 12th after rounds of six-under 64 and two-over 72, respectively. George Coetzee was on nine-under after a level-par 70 with crack avast antivirus 2015 Daniel van Tonder, who shot a six-under 64. Wilco Nienaber was on eight-under after his third round of 65, and Oliver Bekker had a 67 to move Malwarebytes 3.2.2 license key to seven-under. Darren Fichardt was on five-under and Thomas Aiken on three-under.

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