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Saturday, 17 May 2014
Joost Luiten  (Getty Images)
Joost Luiten (Getty Images)

After an enthralling Moving Day at the Open de Espana, europeantour.com took a statistical look back at the best of the day's action from PGA Catalunya Resort.

OPEN DE ESPANA: DAY 3 IN NUMBERS

2 - Shot lead for Belgian rookie Thomas Pieters as he bids for a 1st European Tour title

13 - The number of European Tour events Pieters has played prior to this week with his best finish so far a tied 8th at the Maybank Malaysian Open

20 - The number card Pieters secured at the Qualifying School Final here last November

28 - Years between leader Pieters and his nearest challenger Jimenez

27 - Attempts the legendary Spaniard has now had at winning his national Open, his best performance a 2nd place in 1999

75 - Approximate footage of Jimenez's monster birdie putt at the 13th

0 - Number of bogeys on Chris Wood's card, the only blemish-free performance of the day and only the 3rd of the week

8 - Nationalities inside the top ten with 18 holes to come including 3 Englishmen

4 - Out of the last 5 Q-School Finals have been won by Englishmen

67 - Low round of the day posted by Ross Fisher, who sits in a tie for sixth heading into Sunday

14 - The number of players under par after a testing, gusty afternoon at PGA Catalunya Resort

51 - Amount of places Alejandro Canizares moved up the leaderboard into a share of 26th thanks to a 69 after just making the cut yesterday on 4 over par

31 - Places Eddie Pepperell, playing in the final group on Saturday, fell after struggling to a 7 over par 79

90 - Kilometres Alvaro Quiros was now speeding down the AP-7 from Girona to the Camp Nou in Barcelona following the third round to see if his beloved Athletico Madrid can beat the Catalan giants and secure the La Liga title for the first time since 1996

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-4
T2GREEN, RichardAUS18-4
T2PIETERS, ThomasBEL18-4
4LUITEN, JoostNED18-3
T5KIEFFER, MaximilianGER18-2
T5RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-2

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