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DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPEN HOSTED BY THE RORY FOUNDATION
Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland 05 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
Saturday, 07 July 2018
Danny Willett  (Getty Images)
Danny Willett (Getty Images)

The best stats and numbers from Moving Day at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ireland...

14 - Under par and a total of 202 after three rounds has seen Erik Van Rooyen to a four shot lead with 18 holes to go.

29 - The South African shot six under par on the front nine, the lowest of the week so far, and also the lowest nine hole score in his European Tour career

4.1 - Strokes gained on approach on Saturday for Van Rooyen - more than any other player.

11 - under par for his last 18 holes on the front nine at Ballyliffin

1 - This is the first time Van Rooyen has held the 54 hole lead at a European Tour event. He is also the first South African, of 313 to have ever played this event, to hold the 54-hole lead at the Irish Open in European Tour history.

80 - Years since a South African has won the Irish Open (Bobby Locke - 1938).

2 - Van Rooyen would become only the second player ranked outside of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings to win a Rolex Series event (he's currently ranked at 165th).

1 - Hole-in-one on Moving Day from Yusaku Miyazato (the same hole that Edoardo Molinari aced in round two).

152 - Yard nine-iron did the job for the Japanese player.

12 - One putts on day three for 2016 Masters Tournament Champion Danny Willett, who is five shots back heading into the final day after a third round 69.

​1 ​- Willett led the field on Saturday for Strokes Gained Short Game (+3.1 SG around the green and +1.6 SG Putting)

6 - birdies and an outward nine of 30 had defending champion Jon Rahm right in contention before nine pars on the back nine halted the World Number Five's progress slightly.

23,077 - today's attendance at the DDF Irish Open. 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1KNOX, RussellSCO18-14
2FOX, RyanNZL18-14
3CAMPILLO, JorgeESP18-13
T4RAHM, JonESP18-12
T4VAN ROOYEN, ErikRSA18-12
T6OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-9

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