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Nicolai Højgaard in the dark over leading Masters

Nicolai Højgaard in the dark over leading Masters

Nicolai Højgaard revealed he was unaware he was at the top of the leaderboard for a brief spell on a chaotic Moving Day at the Masters Tournament.

Nicolai Højgaard

The Dane is making his debut at Augusta National Golf Club and he has looked very much at home, equalling the lowest opening round by a European on debut and following that with a 73.

He was level par after seven holes of the third round but made two birdies before the turn to sit a shot off the lead.

Another on the tenth coupled with a Scottie Scheffler double-bogey had him at the summit before five bogeys in a row saw him finish the day at two under after a 74.

"I didn't really think about it where I was," he said of leading. "Whatever, I was in a position where I was really good mentally, playing really good golf."

Despite his five-bogey run, Højgaard heads into the final day just five shots off the lead and believes if he can put that slide behind him, anything could still happen on Sunday.

"At the moment, the mindset is all over the place," he said. "But I've got to regroup, got to go out and do my best tomorrow. 

"There's been a lot of good stuff these days. Tomorrow go out and do my best and see where we end up."

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