Ryan Fox will lead the hunt for the Rolex Trophy title tomorrow after Pep Angles moved into the outright lead on day three at Golf Club de Genève on 15 under par.
The Spaniard is one shot clear of Dylan Frittelli and Sam Walker, with Fox and Romain Langasque in a tie for fourth on 13 under par after frustrating third rounds in Geneva.
Fox, who one week ago was representing New Zealand in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shot a 62 around this course 12 months ago and will look to draw on those memories after a frustrating day of missed opportunities.
“I’m in a reasonable place,” said the 29 year old. “I could have been quite a bit better today and didn’t really get much going, apart from a little patch on the front nine.
“I’m playing nicely, but I’ve just got to try to do what I did in Northern Ireland last month in the last round again tomorrow and give myself a chance to win this.
“I played really nicely for probably about 14 holes today and then limped home a little bit, but the rest of the golf was really nice and, had a few more putts gone in, I could be on top or up there with Pep. But that’s golf, and hopefully they’ll drop tomorrow for me.
“I’ve got history here and I’ve felt like there was a low one coming the last couple of days, so hopefully I’ve left most of them out there for tomorrow and I certainly know how to get it done.
“I remember there were a couple of carts going round with the scores on and I definitely like to know where I stand and what’s going on. It’s going to be a shoot-out tomorrow, there’s a lot of guys in with a chance and it will take a low one to get the job done, from whoever wins.”
23 year old Angles fired a fine round of 67 – five under par – and could have been even further ahead had he not dropped shots on two of his closing holes, but will try to seal a maiden Challenge Tour victory tomorrow.
Langasque too will feel that this was one that got away after reaching 18 under par, three clear of the pack, before making a double-bogey followed by a triple bogey on his 16th and 17th holes.
The Frenchman, leader in the Road to Oman Rankings, is also seeking a first professional victory following three runner-up finishes this season.