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Day three digest: Amundi Open de France

Day three digest: Amundi Open de France

Everything you need to know from moving day in Paris.

Le Golf National

Colsearts goes clear, Donaldson has a happy birthday and Hansen bounces back on day three at Le Golf National.

Here is everything you need to know from Saturday in Paris.

Cool Colsaerts in command

Form is temporary, class is permanent. It may be seven years since Nicolas Colsaerts last lifted a European Tour trophy but he looked right at home as a front runner on day three. While many around him were making errors, the big hitting Belgian kept his cool to card a 67 and move into a three shot lead at 13 under. And all this while fighting to keep his card for next season. No wonder they call him The Dude.

Coetzee from downtown

A three shot deficit may be a lot to make up but you would not bet against George Coetzee. The South African is Colsaerts' nearest challenger and will not be short of confidence as a four time European Tour winner. Plus, when you're draining these, surely you think you can do anything? A monster.

Paris present for Donaldson

Jamie Donaldson turned 44 on Saturday and a 66 to put him within four shots of the lead was a perfect present for the popular Welshman. A host of injuries - including an incident with a chainsaw - have seen Donaldson's career stall a little since he claimed the winning point at the 2014 Ryder Cup, but fully fit he is a major contender for European Tour title number four. "You don't really try to remember your birthday when you get to 40-plus but a memorable day on my birthday," he said. "I'll just keep playing the way I've been playing the last three days, which is being aggressive. I've got a game plan but I need to be pushing on to try to win the tournament."

JB's wild ride

On the face of it, a 69 on moving day at Le Golf National is an excellent effort - even more so when it keeps you in contention for a first European Tour win. But Joachim B Hansen's roller coaster was one for the ages. Well in the mix at three under for the day, the Dane found the water twice on the 13th to concede a quintuple bogey nine and go tumbling down the leaderboard. Hansen could have been forgiven for feeling sorry for himself but he responded with four birdies in a row and was inches from completing his comeback on the last. Bravo, sir.

Joachim B Hansen

Hebert is throwing darts

Benjamin Hebert is the best placed Frenchman on the leaderboard and it's easy to see why as he delighted the home fans with this.

And then this.

Allez Benjamin!

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