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Portugal Masters - Day three digest

Portugal Masters - Day three digest

Everything you need to know from Moving Day at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.

Smith Green

Smith went low once more to lead the way, while we were treated to some spectacular eagles on day three of the 2022 Portugal Masters.

Here is everything you need to know from Moving Day at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.

Smith on course for wire-to-wire win

Jordan Smith got off to an extremely hot start on day three, reeling off a hat-trick of birdies at the second, third and fourth before taking advantage of the par-three eighth to lead by two at the turn. He didn't stop there, making further gains on the 11th, 12th and 14th before a remarkable chip-in eagle two from the rough at the 15th took him to 22 under par. He briefly went one better after birdieing the 17th but dropped his only shot of the day on the last to lead by two shots ahead of the final round. Check out this chip-in...

Green's extraordinary eagle

Having carded one birdie and a bogey in the first four holes, Gavin Green kick-started his third round with a phenomenal eagle at the fifth. He flushed his approach to give himself a 20-foot eagle putt, which he duly holed. His Saturday 64 leaves him just two behind Smith.

Pulkkanen holes out at the tenth

Tapio Pulkkanen provided one of the highlights of a high-quality third round as he holed his approach from the tenth fairway for a bonus eagle. Playing his second shot from 68 yards, Pulkkanen's ball took two skips before nestling into the cup.

Bubble boys put up a fight

Sunday's final round promises to be a tense affair for those battling to keep their cards. Renato Paratore and Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, 118th and 120th respectively in the projected standings ahead of the fourth round, are among those looking to break into the top 117 with a strong fourth round. They each shot rounds of 70 on Moving Day to keep their hopes very much alive.

Heisele looking to go out on a high

Germany's Sebastian Heisele has his sights set on signing off with a good result as he prepares to play his last DP World Tour round on Sunday. He is third on the leaderboard after notching an eagle and four birdies on day three. He said: "Retirement incoming. Tomorrow’s going to be my last round and I’m just here to enjoy myself really. (A win) isn’t going to change anything to me. I’m going to be moving on to coaching, I got my certificate two weeks ago. Happy days for me. I’ve loved my time here, but that’s going to be it. It just means a lot to walk off with a good week."

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