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Soudal Open - Day three digest

Soudal Open - Day three digest

Everything you need to know from Saturday's third round at Rinkven International Golf Club.

Detry remained on track to land that maiden DP World Tour win while Forsström refused to let him have things all his own way at the 2023 Soudal Open.

Here is everything you need to know from Saturday's third round at Rinkven International Golf Club.

Par save of the week from Detry

Thomas Detry was the main attraction for the locals and the Belgian gave them plenty to get excited about at the par-three second. A poor tee-shot left him standing, minus one shoe and sock, in the water hazard by the green but he splashed out to 20 feet and drained the putt.

No such problems finding the dancefloor at the short 12th... but he walked off here with a par too.

Bend it like Jens

On the video below, if you look just above Jens Dantorp's left toe you will see where the flag is and just how much he had to move the ball to get it anywhere near the green. This piece of magic set up an eagle chance although the Swede had to settle for a birdie.

First cut is the sweetest

Irishman John Murphy must have been breathing a big sigh of relief on Friday having made the weekend following 10 missed cuts. He certainly enjoyed his extended stay, shooting an eagle and six birdies - including three in a row to close out his round - on his way to a 65 that took him inside the top five before the later starters got going.

Stepping up when it matters

Birdies at 16 and 17 kept Forsström in command.

Cheers, Santi

Mike Lorenzo-Vera powered into contention with his eagle-eagle-par finish and admitted playing partner Santiago Tarrio deserves some of the credit. He said: "I told myself to be patient and that I was going to have opportunities at the end. I did not believe that it was going to be that much of a good opportunity. I hit a great drive on 16, about five metres from the pin, and holed it. Thanks to Santi Tarrio who gave me the line from the putt before, that was a great help. I owe him a beer, definitely. On 17 I hit a great drive and I was 237 metres into the pin, hit a pure two iron, high draw, just stiffed it inside a metre. Holed it. Here we are."

Eagle lands for Wilson

Richie Ramsay holed out from the 17th fairway for eagle on Friday and not to be outdone, Andrew Wilson produced similar fireworks early in round three. From the middle of the fourth fairway, 136 yards back, he holed his second shot and found himself three under for his round in a share of third place. He went on to sign for a 66 and an 11-under total - the same as Ramsay.

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