Sunday, 14 October 2007

Scotland’s Peter Whiteford leads the doc Salbe PGA European Challenge after completing the fog-delayed third round in a score of four under par 68 to finish on 16 under par 200 after 54 holes in Germany.

Whiteford is one stroke ahead of England’s Gary Clark, who is 15 under par, with Northern Ireland’s Gareth Maybin, Scotland’s Richie Ramsay and Sweden’s Leif Westerberg all a shot further back in tied third spot.

The New Course at the Golf and Vital Park Bad Waldsee has been hit by fog on each day of tournament, resulting in lengthy delays and players having to resume their rounds the following days.

However, Whiteford, who led after two rounds of 66 on 12 under par with Spain’s Carlos Del Moral, the new course record holder following his nine under par 63 in round two, stayed patient and kept his form going in the third round.

“I’m 27th in the Rankings and need to get up into the top 20 to get on the main Tour for next season, so it’s an important event for me,” said the 27 year old from Kircaldy. “They’ve been long days but I’m playing well and holing some good putts. Hopefully, it will carry on in the final round.”


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