BMW International Open R3

Viktor Hovland takes lead in Germany

BMW International 2021 R3
June 24-27
Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

BMW International 2021 R3 - Viktor Hovland takes lead in Germany
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Viktor Hovland fired a bogey-free 64 on moving day to take a three shot lead into the final round of the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried.


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Hovland has won twice on the PGA Tour, at the WGC – Workday Championship and the Saudi International, and could become the first Norwegian winner in European Tour history with a win on Sunday.

“Growing up I mainly grew up watching the European Tour every Saturday and Sunday morning, that was my routine.”


BMW International 2021 R3

Henrik Bjornstad, the only Norwegian who had ever held the 54 hole lead previously, went on to finish second at the 2002 Hong Kong Open.

“We’ve had some runner up finishes in the past and it would be really cool for Norway to get our first win,” said Hovland.

“I’m just trying to stay within myself. Obviously I look at the leaderboard to see where I’m at but instead of trying to force things, I just tell myself at the start of the day that if I just take control of my own game and don’t waste shots here and there, just play smart and trust that I’m doing the right things then I think I should have a really good shot tomorrow.”


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Jorge Campillo shot a 67 and lies in second place one shot ahead of a bogey-free Darren Fichardt (65).

Overnight leader Niall Kearney shot a 72 to tie for fourth alongside Bernd Wiesberger (70).

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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Viktor Hovland
-17
68
67
64
199
2
Jorge Campillo
-14
67
68
67
202
3
Darren Fichardt
-13
67
71
65
203
T4
Niall Kearney
-11
65
68
72
205
T4
Bernd Wiesberger
-11
67
68
70
205
T6
Justin Harding
-10
69
69
68
206
T6
Shaun Norris
-10
67
69
70
206
T6
Matthias Schmid (a)
-10
68
69
69
206
T6
Andy Sullivan
-10
68
69
69
206
T6
Daniel van Tonder
-10
70
71
65
206
T11
Victor Dubuisson
-9
69
69
69
207
T11
Sam Horsfield
-9
64
77
66
207
T11
Matthew Jordan
-9
67
70
70
207
T11
Martin Kaymer
-9
70
67
70
207
T11
Justin Walters
-9
72
66
69
207
T16
Ryan Fox
-8
70
72
66
208
T16
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-8
64
73
71
208
T16
Takumi Kanaya
-8
72
67
69
208
T16
Masahiro Kawamura
-8
65
70
73
208
T16
Pablo Larrazabal
-8
66
70
72
208
T16
Min Woo Lee
-8
66
73
69
208
T16
Louis Oosthuizen
-8
70
67
71
208
T23
Matthew Baldwin
-7
68
73
68
209
T23
Wil Besseling
-7
72
69
68
209
T23
Calum Hill
-7
69
68
72
209
T23
Andrew Johnston
-7
66
75
68
209
T23
Zander Lombard
-7
69
73
67
209
T23
Vincent Norrman (a)
-7
69
69
71
209
T23
Thomas Pieters
-7
73
68
68
209
T23
Antoine Rozner
-7
76
66
67
209
T23
Adrien Saddier
-7
66
69
74
209
T32
Alejandro Cañizares
-6
69
71
70
210
T32
Sergio Garcia
-6
73
69
68
210
T32
David Horsey
-6
71
70
69
210
T32
Nicolai Højgaard
-6
70
69
71
210
T32
Rasmus Højgaard
-6
70
70
70
210
T32
Sihwan Kim
-6
70
68
72
210
T32
Jacques Kruyswijk
-6
69
72
69
210
T32
Richard Mansell (a)
-6
74
68
68
210
T32
Andres Romero
-6
72
68
70
210
T32
Matthias Schwab
-6
71
70
69
210
T42
Kristoffer Broberg
-5
70
71
70
211
T42
Sean Crocker
-5
71
67
73
211
T42
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-5
69
70
72
211
T42
Josh Geary
-5
69
71
71
211
T42
James Morrison
-5
73
69
69
211
T42
Adrian Otaegui
-5
68
69
74
211
T48
Maverick Antcliff
-4
70
69
73
212
T48
Dean Burmester
-4
71
71
70
212
T48
Daniel Gavins
-4
69
71
72
212
T48
Julien Guerrier
-4
69
72
71
212
T48
Jazz Janewattananond
-4
68
73
71
212
T48
Benjamin Poke
-4
72
69
71
212
T48
Garrick Porteous
-4
67
71
74
212
T48
JC Ritchie
-4
66
72
74
212
T48
Robin Roussel
-4
71
69
72
212
T48
Marcel Schneider
-4
69
73
70
212
T48
Dale Whitnell
-4
69
73
70
212
T48
Darius van Driel
-4
71
71
70
212
T60
Louis De Jager
-3
72
68
73
213
T60
Scott Hend
-3
73
68
72
213
T60
Alvaro Quiros
-3
70
67
76
213
T60
Jeff Winther
-3
74
68
71
213
T64
David Law
-2
69
71
74
214
T64
Philipp Mejow
-2
71
71
72
214
T64
Carlos Pigem
-2
74
68
72
214
T64
Freddy Schott
-2
73
69
72
214
T68
Steven Brown
-1
72
70
73
215
T68
David Howell
-1
74
68
73
215
T68
Søren Kjeldsen
-1
73
68
74
215
T68
Wade Ormsby
-1
65
75
75
215
T72
Grant Forrest
E
69
73
74
216
T72
Lorenzo Gagli
E
71
71
74
216
T72
Thorbjørn Olesen
E
69
73
74
216
T72
Marc Warren
E
68
71
77
216
T76
Nicolas Colsaerts
+1
70
72
75
217
T76
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
+1
72
70
75
217
CUT
Zach Bauchou
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Bryce Easton
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Oliver Farr
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Padraig Harrington
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Scott Jamieson
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Richard McEvoy
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Thomas Rosenmüller
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Clement Sordet
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Connor Syme
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Johannes Veerman
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Chris Wood
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
E
69
75
144
CUT
John Catlin
E
73
71
144
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
E
72
72
144
CUT
Gregory Havret
E
73
71
144
CUT
Ondrej Lieser (a)
E
71
73
144
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
E
67
77
144
CUT
Renato Paratore
E
69
75
144
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
E
74
70
144
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
E
69
75
144
CUT
Sebastian Soderberg
E
73
71
144
CUT
Lars van Meijel
E
69
75
144
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Ashley Chesters
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Rhys Enoch
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Niklas Lemke
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Ricardo Santos
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Šimon Zach
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Thomas Aiken
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
+2
69
77
146
CUT
David Drysdale
+2
69
77
146
CUT
Paul Dunne
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
+2
68
78
146
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Tyler Koivisto
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Francesco Laporta
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Alexander Levy
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Daniel Young (a)
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Yi Keun Chang
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Ben Evans
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Liam Johnston
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Deyen Lawson
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Brandon Stone
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Ewen Ferguson
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Peter Hanson
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Jack Senior
+4
70
78
148
CUT
Oliver Fisher
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Max Schmitt
+5
69
80
149
CUT
Benedict Staben
+5
75
74
149
CUT
Graeme Storm
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Alex Cejka
+6
70
80
150
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Hugo León
+6
74
76
150
CUT
Joel Stalter
+6
72
78
150
CUT
Jake McLeod
+7
74
77
151
CUT
Elvis Smylie
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Ross McGowan
+8
72
80
152
CUT
Julian Suri
+8
81
71
152
CUT
Alexander Björk
+9
80
73
153
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
+10
78
76
154
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+12
77
79
156
CUT
Janne Kaske
+13
69
88
157
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
+16
79
81
160
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
+17
80
81
161
DISQ
Andrea Pavan
+12
75
81
156
WD
Sebastian Heisele
+4
76
76
WD
Pep Angles
+7
79
79
WD
Haydn Porteous
+9
74
54
128