Simon Forsström will take a two-shot lead into the final round of Final Stage DP World Tour Qualifying School after he posted a five under par round of 66 on day five.
Simon Forsström will take a two-shot lead over Englishman Daniel Brown into the last round of Final Stage DP World Tour Qualifying School.
The Swede, who led by two overnight, carded six birdies and a bogey in his five under par round of 66 on day five at INFINITUM, to move to 26 under par.
The 33-year-old is in a fantastic position heading into the sixth and final round, with the top 25 and ties earning DP World Tour playing privileges.
“I’m very pleased with today because I played solid and made some putts,” he said. “My ball striking wasn’t as good as the previous rounds, but I still gave myself a lot of chances to make birdies.”
“I’m probably feeling less pressure being at the top heading into the final round this week because I know I just need to finish in the top 25, but I just need to keep playing well tomorrow.”
Portugal’s Pedro Figueiredo signed for a seven under par round of 64 to move into a tie for third on 22 under, alongside four-time DP World Tour winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
A host of players are still in the hunt for top tier playing privileges with 18 holes remaining, including Spaniard Alejandro Del Rey, who sits in a tie for 20th on 16 under par. The 24-year-old is determined to get the job done this week after narrowly missing out on his DP World Tour card at the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A just over a week ago.
“It was very tough to come down here after the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final,” he said. “It was a tough week after a good year and I was disappointed not to finish it off. I am going to be honest, I wasn’t feeling great, I was feeling a bit down on myself and I didn’t have time to really process what happened that week, so it has been more mental than physical for me.
“It would mean everything for me to earn a DP World Tour card because it is something I had in mind the whole year, especially after winning on the Challenge Tour. It would make up for last week. I have the game I think, I just need to prove it out here. I would love to go out there and play against the best in the world.”
The final round will get under way at 9:00am local time, with Forsström teeing it up in the final group alongside Brown and Figueiredo at 11:06am.