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Betfred British Masters day three - What the leaders said

Betfred British Masters day three - What the leaders said

There was a remarkable six-way tie for the lead after 54 holes at The Belfry.

Home trio James Morrison, Andy Sullivan and Oliver Wilson, Dutchman Joost Luiten, Italian Guido Migliozzi and Dane Niklas Nørgaard were all locked together at seven under after three days of action at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo.

Here is what they had to say after completing 54 holes.

Andy Sullivan (71-68-70)

I'm buzzing. I'm absolutely buzzing. I can't wait. I'm not going to lie, I'll probably go have a little beer right now to calm down because literally, the nerves on the last when the putt was going down, I was thinking, 'this could be three-putt'. It's amazing. It's been so nice to see so many friendly faces out there. I'm going to enjoy it. I wanted to do something like that all day to try and get it going, fortunately it came on the last. I didn't realise it was going down there. I was just grateful for to hit the hole because it might actually have gone down the other ridge. Just one of them things. I didn't get anything going all day, very steady, very solid, and then yeah, last couple of holes was sweet to finish like that. It's one of them, scoring never getting away from you, so you always feel like you're in. It will be fun tomorrow.

Joost Luiten (69-72-68)

It was good. It was tricky. A lot of crosswinds. The wind up and down as well and strong. So four under, I'm pretty happy. It took a couple of days to get over (last week) and especially the first round for me, it was tough to get into tournament golf again because I felt like I wasn't over it yet. But sometimes the best thing to get over things is playing rounds of golf and put yourself under pressure again and you know, it helps if you have a decent opening round of three under that gets you into this tournament. Once the tournament started here, I just said to myself, 'alright, just forget it and move on'. I'll keep knocking and I'll keep trying. I'm playing good, so it will open some day. You know, if I can keep doing what I did today, hole some putts and stay out of trouble, that would be good.

Guido Migliozzi (71-70-68)

It's feeling great. Getting better day-by-day and I try to manage my golf out there. It's not easy. The wind is strong so you have to manage your game on the best way, not just for trying to make birdie but try to play safe and be happy with a par sometimes. It's good. I'm happy with the way I'm playing and it will be interesting. I was trying to find my game back. I was traveling a little bit, well, a lot, but just a bit of confidence. When golfers are using confidence with the game, you can shoot 62 every day. But we are all trying to be comfortable out there. It's not easy. Everybody wants to win and it's a battle.

Niklas Nørgaard (70-69-70)

My game is very up and down, I make a lot of birdies, make a lot of bogeys. Just seems to be more consistent this week so far. I didn't know how I was going to feel into this round but I actually felt quite calm out there. I just tried to remove myself from this environment and just try to feel as free as possible and succeeded OK with that. I've tried to be patient about it because overall there has been consistency, but then I played three or two good rounds and some bad ones. So just tried to just think that, 'OK, I'm doing the right thing, just stay patient and it will come'. But it is a little bit tough when you feel like the game is there and it's just not showing up in the results. So I just tried to be patient again.

James Morrison (68-71-70)

I'm very pleased. Today is the best I've played all week and I hit the ball beautifully from tee-to-green. Made all the right birdies at the right time. Played that middle section really, really nicely so that kind of kept the round going at the start. The year is so long, sometimes you start well, finish badly, and vice versa. So I've kind of had a bad slow start. But the season is so long and you know you just have to keep ticking along. We are only halfway through the season so far. I know it's hard to not look at results but I've tried not to look at results and stick to the process as everyone says. I'm playing good again. Winning any golf tournament would be amazing. You know, at this point of my career, I'd absolutely love to win and I feel I'm playing well enough to do that and mentally I'm in a good spot to do that. The thing that helped me back is my mental side. So when my brain is in the right kind of atmosphere, I normally do OK. So touch wood, I'm in the right frame of mind, so hopefully fingers crossed and go again tomorrow.

Oliver Wilson (69-70-70)

Overall, I'm pleased. A little disappointed with the start I got off to. I hit it great on the front nine, played great. On the back nine I wasn't quite as good as I was on the front nine and then you really realise how difficult it's playing out there. Battled to make some pars, which I was delighted with. Then hung in there, had a couple of chances but couldn't quite make them. All in all, it's a good day, but a little bit disappointed. My putting has been a little bit better these last couple of weeks as well and I'm starting to feel like I'm doing things right and playing well, playing golf well. Just scoring a bit better than I've been doing and then it's coincided with swinging the club a lot better. It's been nice. It's been fun to stand up and hit the shots I've wanted to hit so far this week. Going down the first few holes, the crowds were awesome. Got off to a great start. There's really not a lot better when you're playing well and you're in that kind of atmosphere. To go one step further and play well tomorrow and maybe get over the line, it would be pretty amazing."

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