Betfred British Masters - R3

Wallace and Kinhult tied at the top

May 09-12
Hillside Golf Club, Southport, England
£3,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

England’s Matt Wallace shares the lead with Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult going into the final round of the Betfred British Masters, with tournament host Tommy Fleetwood well-placed just three shots back at Hillside Golf Club.

Wallace and Kinhult tied at the top of British Masters, © Getty Images
Matt Wallace, © Getty Images

Kinhult posted a four under par round of 68 to set the clubhouse target of 14 under par, which was then matched by four-time European Tour winner Wallace who signed for a round of 70.

“It was tough in the wind today but I managed to post a good score, so I’m happy,” said Kinhult. “I won the Lytham Trophy a few years ago and it is just right around the corner. I just like to be here. I like how the course is set up. You have to manage your game a little bit different. t’s a tight leaderboard. But it’s always nice to be in the lead. I will enjoy it tomorrow.”

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Wallace had held a one stroke overnight lead and quickly extended that advantage when he started his third round with three consecutive birdies. A further gain on the 11th hole meant took his run of holes without a bogey to 47, but that impressive streak ended with bogey on the 12th before a double bogey six on the 15th Kinhult, who had earlier eagled the 11 th hole, also double bogeyed the 15th before posting back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, while Wallace also birdied the 17th to join the him at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day.

“I was trying to take a little note out of Tiger’s book, and try and let them try and catch you, but I probably hit two bad shots today, and that’s it and that’s what happens in golf. I’m pretty happy with how I handled myself out there today,” said Wallace.

“I’m obviously frustrated with dropping a couple on the 15th hole. But I think I showed a little bit different character there to not let it affect me too much and then step up on the next hole, which is tough. If you miss that green right, you’re stuffed, and I put it to a good length and played the last three holes really nicely. It would have been nice to have holed that putt on the last, but I would have taken 2-under at the start of the day, seeing how windy it was. We are in great shape. It’s not about winning it on Saturday, it’s about putting yourself in good position, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow now.”

Scotland’s Richie Ramsay is two shots back on 12 under par after a round of 71 and his compatriot Robert MacIntyre is a further shot adrift following a 68. MacIntyre shares fourth place with Southport favourite Fleetwood, the tournament host who delighted the sell-out crowd of 17,204 with a back nine charge to ignite his challenge.

“I’ve been a bit slow, really, for two and half days pretty much,” said Fleetwood. “That front nine, I didn’t do much as I started and good to get something going on the back. A little goal was to give them something to cheer about 11 and 12 got that going a little bit. I hit a poor putt on 9 and 10 a little bit of a silly three-putt. Didn’t feel like I did too much wrong on either of them and then yeah, the finish was great.


“ It’s been brilliant, hasn’t it. I know I’ve got another day to play but already I’m just very, very grateful to everybody that’s been involved in the event and made this a great spectacle. It’s been fantastic and I’ve got another day of golf left and I’ll focus on it a bit tomorrow, but it has been a very special week.”

The Ryder Cup star was one over par for the day heading to the 11 th tee, but eagled that hole and added birdies on the 12th , 14th and 17th for a round of 68 to move firmly into contention on 11 under par, three strokes behind Wallace and Kinhult.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-14
65
69
68
202
T1
Matt Wallace
ENG
-14
65
67
70
202
3
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-12
66
67
71
204
T4
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-11
68
69
68
205
T4
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-11
68
69
68
205
6
Thomas Detry
BEL
-10
66
67
73
206
7
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-9
70
67
70
207
T8
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-8
69
70
69
208
T8
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-8
70
69
69
208
T8
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-8
69
67
72
208
T8
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-8
63
72
73
208
T8
Ross Fisher
ENG
-8
68
65
75
208
T8
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-8
69
64
75
208
T14
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-7
75
67
67
209
T14
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-7
71
71
67
209
T14
Jordan Smith
ENG
-7
68
74
67
209
T14
Gavin Green
MAS
-7
74
67
68
209
T14
Joost Luiten
NED
-7
70
71
68
209
T14
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-7
72
68
69
209
T14
Hugo Leon
CHI
-7
72
68
69
209
T14
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-7
70
68
71
209
T22
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-6
71
71
68
210
T22
David Horsey
ENG
-6
72
70
68
210
T22
Paul Waring
ENG
-6
72
70
68
210
T22
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-6
70
70
70
210
T22
Steven Brown
ENG
-6
72
68
70
210
T22
Liam Johnston
SCO
-6
71
68
71
210
T22
Sean Crocker
USA
-6
67
71
72
210
T22
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-6
69
69
72
210
T22
Scott Hend
AUS
-6
68
69
73
210
T22
Lee Westwood
ENG
-6
66
70
74
210
T32
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-5
73
68
70
211
T32
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-5
73
68
70
211
T32
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-5
72
69
70
211
T32
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-5
72
68
71
211
T32
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-5
68
69
74
211
T37
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-4
71
71
70
212
T37
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-4
72
70
70
212
T37
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-4
69
72
71
212
T37
Stuart Manley
WAL
-4
71
70
71
212
T37
Renato Paratore
ITA
-4
73
67
72
212
T37
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-4
69
70
73
212
T37
Martin Kaymer
GER
-4
68
71
73
212
T37
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-4
68
71
73
212
T37
Michael Hoey
NIR
-4
68
71
73
212
T37
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-4
67
71
74
212
T37
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
69
67
76
212
T48
David Law
SCO
-3
71
71
71
213
T48
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-3
72
70
71
213
T48
David Howell
ENG
-3
72
70
71
213
T48
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-3
73
69
71
213
T48
Grant Forrest
SCO
-3
73
68
72
213
T48
Jack Senior
ENG
-3
72
69
72
213
T48
Victor Perez
FRA
-3
71
70
72
213
T48
Connor Syme
SCO
-3
72
68
73
213
T48
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-3
70
69
74
213
T48
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-3
70
67
76
213
T58
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-2
73
68
73
214
T58
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-2
74
67
73
214
T58
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-2
71
70
73
214
T58
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
72
68
74
214
T58
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
70
69
75
214
T58
Robert Rock
ENG
-2
69
69
76
214
T64
Dean Burmester
RSA
-1
71
71
73
215
T64
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-1
71
70
74
215
T64
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
71
69
75
215
T64
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-1
69
71
75
215
T64
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-1
68
71
76
215
T64
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-1
66
73
76
215
T70
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
Par
74
68
74
216
T70
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
69
73
74
216
T70
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
71
70
75
216
T70
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
70
68
78
216
74
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
1
72
68
77
217
T75
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
71
71
76
218
T75
Paul Dunne
IRL
2
71
69
78
218
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
73
70
143
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
73
70
143
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Matthew Cort
ENG
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
David Dixon
ENG
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Jake McLeod
AUS
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
76
68
144
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
1
77
68
145
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
1
75
70
145
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
68
77
145
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
1
75
70
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
1
76
69
145
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
1
75
70
145
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
73
73
146
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
2
72
74
146
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
2
75
71
146
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
2
70
76
146
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
73
73
146
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
2
74
72
146
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
3
74
73
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
3
73
74
147
CUT
Chris Paisley
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Darren Fichardt
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
75
72
147
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
3
76
71
147
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
3
76
71
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
4
73
75
148
CUT
Joel Girrbach
SWE
4
73
75
148
CUT
John Catlin
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
5
78
71
149
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
5
80
69
149
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
5
71
78
149
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
5
77
72
149
CUT
David Borda
ESP
6
77
73
150
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
6
79
71
150
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
6
73
77
150
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
6
76
74
150
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
73
77
150
CUT
Conor Gough
ENG
7
77
74
151
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
7
72
79
151
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
7
74
77
151
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
8
76
76
152
CUT
Max Orrin
ENG
8
78
74
152
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
8
76
76
152
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
10
79
75
154
DSQ
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
78
78
RET
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
78
78
RET
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
0