Pulkkanen leads Czech Masters into closing spherical


Tapio Pulkkanen will take a two-stroke lead into the ultimate spherical of the Czech Masters after a 6-under 66 on Saturday.

Three pictures off the lead after the second spherical, the 31-year-old didn’t drop a shot within the third spherical till the par-4 seventeenth. He bounced again together with his seventh birdie on No. 18 on the Albatross Golf Resort close to Prague for a 13-under 203 complete.

It is the primary lead for Pulkkanen after the third spherical in his profession.

“It was a stable spherical — higher than the primary two,” Pulkkanen stated. “Numerous good putts and numerous good iron pictures. Off the tee I used to be fairly straight immediately as properly, so I am proud of that.”

Searching for his first European Tour title, Pulkkanen appeared assured forward of the ultimate spherical.

“I really feel like I can play each aggressive and defensive right here this week. I really feel like I can win right here.”

Former British Open champion Sweden’s Henrik Stenson dropped his first shot on the Czech Masters on No. 6 to complete the spherical at 3-under 69 and share second with two People, Johannes Veerman (68) and Sean Crocker (70) at 11 below.

“I am happy with the best way I managed my manner across the golf course,” Stenson stated. “I am nonetheless battling some issues within the swing — I do not know the way seen it’s on the skin however I am definitely feeling it. It is onerous to show round two or three unhealthy seasons in a single week. However I am constructive with the progress.”

American Paul Peterson (68), who received the Czech Masters in 2016, was one other stroke again in fifth.

In a single day chief Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg dropped 4 pictures on the entrance 9 with a double bogey and two bogeys. He had one other bogey on the again 9 to complete on 73, tied for sixth on 9 below with one other Swede, Philip Eriksson (68), Englishman Sam Horsfield (67) and Poland’s Adrian Meronk (72).

Play was delayed by greater than two hours resulting from fog on Saturday morning.

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