Saturday, 26 August 2000
Carlos Larrain from Venezuela and Ireland’s David Higgins carded six-under-par 66s to share the lead after the third round of the Rolex Trophy Pro-Am in Geneva. They are on 14-under-par 202, two strokes clear of Sweden’s Fredrik Henge and three ahead of Jose Manuel Lara from Spain, the overnight leader, who returned 71.
Higgins, the winner of the NCC Open in Sweden in June and the Gunther Hamburg Challenge in Germany last month, could make it three while Larrain is still seeking his maiden tour win.
Larrain, 34, from Caracas, had seven birdies and one bogey, as did Higgins, who covered each nine in 33 strokes.
On a cooler day, scoring was hot. Henge had five birdies in his 68 but the best return of the day came from fellow Swede, Kalle Brink with a bogey-free 64, which included an eagle and six birdies. It enabled him to make the three-round cut on the limit of 210, six under par.
Another Swede, Raimo Sjoberg, went round in 65 with an eagle and five birdies for 209, one inside the cut off point.
Twenty-two players survived to compete in tomorrow’s final round, which will again be played in a pro-am format. Among those who missed the cut was England’s Gary Clark, whose 66 left him on 212, two shots too many.
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