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Lipsky matches lowest round in Andalucía Masters history

Lipsky matches lowest round in Andalucía Masters history

David Lipsky marked his return to continental Europe with a brilliant 64 that handed him a place in the history books in round three of the 2021 Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters.

David Lipsky

The American is playing on European soil for the first time since the 2019 Open de France this week and after starting 71-75 at Real Club Valderrama, he matched the lowest round ever at this event to get to three under.

Only Sergio Garcia and Daniel Brooks have ever carded a 64 in the six previous editions of this event, and Lipsky had to overcome an opening bogey before he carded eight birdies in his seven under par effort.

That was 11 shots better than his round on Friday and the two time European Tour winner gave much of the credit to a change of putter.

"I’ve been hitting it pretty well all week, my putter was just really cold the first two days," he said.

"I sent some videos to my putting coach last night, he gave me a few tips and I switched out my putter. I just needed to change something and apparently it worked.

"I’ve never done that before (changed equipment between rounds). I was terrible the last couple of days and I needed to do something. So I switched it up. I have a couple of putters I brought with me, I put the Scotty in play and today was great.

"I was fortunate. There wasn’t too much wind on my front nine, I took advantage of that. It was picking up on the back - totally opposite wind direction which made things difficult. You have to think about it a bit more. It’s still not as strong as it was on Thursday or Friday, so it was very playable.

"I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. I’ve played pretty aggressively this week. In the past I’ve tried to play this course…just playing for pars. I’ve got nothing to lose so I’ll just hit driver everywhere."

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