While Welshman Ian Woosnam stands on the verge of Ryder Cup success with his European charges at The K Club, fellow countryman Kyron Sullivan moved into position for his second Challenge Tour title of 2006 when he led the Oki Mahou Challenge de España at the end of the third round.
Sullivan carded his best round of the week at the Centro Nacional de Golf course in Madrid, a six under par 66, for a 14 under par total of 202 and a one shot lead over Argentina’s Rafael Gomez, who posted a 69 for a 13 under par total of 203, while Austrian Clemens Prader took third on 204 after also returning a 69.
Sullivan, who won the Estoril Challenge in February, featured the highlight of his round at the fifth with an eagle three after holing from 20 feet, but he also finished strongly with birdies at the 13th, 14th and 16th.
“I was very focused today and played with a lot of patience after dropping shots on the tenth and 12th,” said Sullivan. “I holed a couple of great putts for birdie on the 13th and 14th and then after the birdie on the 16th I holed a great putt for par on the 17th which was important to keep the momentum going.
“It will be nice to go out tomorrow and try to enjoy it and try to win for the second time this year. I’m seventh in the Rankings and I would like to try and jump up that little bit further. I feel in control of the golf ball this week and I feel really good for tomorrow.”