Friday, 19 March 2010
Portugal Masters - Round Three  (Getty Images)
Portugal Masters - Round Three (Getty Images)

An exciting finish was on the cards at the Portugal Masters with Alvaro Quiros and Robert Karlsson tied for the lead on 16 under par during the final round at Oceânico Victoria Golf Course.

And five other players are within two shots of the lead as the leading groups approached the turn.

Grégory Bourdy, Paul Lawrie and Ross Fisher are all a shot further back with Steve Webster and Søren Hansen on 14 under par.

Order of Merit leader Karlsson was a shot behind Quiros after the third round had been belatedly completed this morning.

But the Swede - looking to win his third successive event on The European Tour - recovered from an early bogey with three consecutive birdies from the third to be two under for his round through six holes.

Quiros had two birdies and a bogey in his first three holes before a string of pars left him one under for the round after six holes.

Bourdy produced several early birdies to move into contention but fluffed his approach to the seventh and a bogey saw him drop into a tie for second.

Lawrie registered four birdies in his first eight holes without dropping a shot, while Fisher was one under for the round after six holes.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1QUIROS, AlvaroESP18-19
2LAWRIE, PaulSCO18-16
T3FISHER, RossENG18-15
T3WEBSTER, SteveENG18-15
T3KARLSSON, RobertSWE18-15
6KINGSTON, JamesRSA18-14
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