Friday, 19 March 2010
The Quinn Insurance British Masters - Round 3  (Getty Images)
The Quinn Insurance British Masters - Round 3 (Getty Images)

Charl Schwartzel holds the clubhouse lead at the Quinn Insurance British Masters at The Belfry after a third round 66.

The South African’s efforts took him to six under for the tournament, but on another fog affected day several players are yet to finish their round.

Schwartzel was the first to take over at the top, grabbing seven birdies in nine holes for a spectacular back nine of 29.

The 24-year-old then went in the water for a double bogey six at the fourth and just had time to complete a 66.

“I obviously hit the ball very good.  Made a lot of putts and you know, seven birdies, quickly, he said.

“I just hit proper golf shots.  I was in the fairways, which on this course is a must. 

“Made a couple more birdies, and then birdieing 18 was quite a big birdie.  That's probably a shot on the field at least.
 
“And then the back nine, well the front nine, of course my back nine, I felt like I played actually pretty much the same as I did on the front side. 

“I just drew a bad lie on the fourth and struggled to get a nine iron up on the green and came out very bad and had a double there, which wasn't that nice.

“But other than that, it was actually a pretty solid round of golf.”

Among those to finish are a trio on seven under. Michael Campbell, Mikael Lundberg and Alejandro Canizares.

Also on six under were Lee Westwood, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Ross Fisher.


 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T1WESTWOOD, LeeENG18-12
T1FDEZ-CASTAÑO, GonzaloESP18-12
3CAMPBELL, MichaelNZL18-10
4LUNDBERG, MikaelSWE18-8
T5SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-6
T5SINGH, Jeev MilkhaIND18-6
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