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Shinkwin ready to fight until the end in Wales

Shinkwin ready to fight until the end in Wales

Callum Shinkwin has not given up hope of claiming his second European Tour title at the 2021 Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale as he looks to turn over a six shot deficit at The Celtic Manor Resort.

Callum Shinkwin

Nacho Elvira will take the largest 54 hole lead of the 2021 Race to Dubai into round four at 16 under but Shinkwin may be peaking at the right time after carding a 63 that matched the lowest round of the week on Moving Day.

The Englishman knows what it takes to get over the line after claiming his maiden victory at the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open - where he closed with a 63 before winning a play-off - and he realises he may have to produce something similar in South Wales.

"Nacho is a good player," he said. "When he’s in front he keeps going. The likelihood of catching him is not going to happen, but never say never.

"Anyone out here can win, there’s so many people who can win. It’s tough. Winning is hard on the European Tour.

"There’s too many good players out there who can shoot good numbers on last days and come through. I was lucky enough to do that last year.

"You just have to wait for your time to come, you never know when it’s going to happen."

Justin Harding joined Shinkwin in being bogey free as he too moved to ten under, and the South African is determined to claim a second win of the season.

"I played good, put myself in position," he said. "Nacho is playing great. Who knows what happens tomorrow?

"All of us, whenever we peg it up, want to be in contention or leading going into the weekend of any event, Major or European Tour event or whatever. 

"We play to be competitive and that’s how we get better, adapting to the situations and trying to get over the line."

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