Bumper crowds watched on as halfway leader Matt Wallace was joined by Marcus Kinhult at the top of the Betfred British Masters leaderboard towards the end of an exciting third round.
Here's everything you need to know about Saturday at Hillside Golf Club.
Wallace reined in
Englishman Matt Wallace had looked totally unstoppable when he began his third round with three birdies in a row to extend his lead to three shots. But a steady front nine from Kinhult, which consisted of two birdies and seven pars, meant the young Swede was ready to pounce when Wallace's brilliant bogey free run finally came to an end. And he did just that - carding an eagle on the 11th to close the gap to one before bouncing back from a double bogey with two late birdies to grab the outright lead before Wallace's birdie at the 17th gave him company at the top.
Fleetwood roared on by full house
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England's north west coast is well known for golf, so it was not surprising to see the locals come out in force for Tommy Fleetwood's homecoming. A sell out crowd of over 17,000 people assembled at Hillside Golf Club for the third round and they were not disappointed as their hero put on a sensational show. Fleetwood started the day five shots behind halfway leader and fellow Englishman Wallace and slipped even further behind after following up a birdie on the eighth with back to back bogeys at the ninth and tenth. But the roars were deafening as the 2017 Race to Dubai champion kickstarted his round with an eagle on the 11th before birdies on the 12th, 14th and 17th propelled him to within three shots of the lead.
Brits mastering Hillside
The galleries will have plenty of home favourites to cheer on when the final groups get their fourth rounds under way on Sunday. Co-leader Matt Wallace will be joined by Richie Ramsay as well as Swede Kinhult in the last group to go out after the Scot posted a 71 on Saturday to sit third. Local boy and tournament host Fleetwood and Scotland's Robert MacIntyre will play in the penultimate three-ball after they produced 68s on day three.