BMW PGA Championship R3

Francesco Laporta moves to the top of the leaderboard

BMW PGA Championship 2021 R3
September 09-12
Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England
$8,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

PGA Championship 2021 R3 - Francesco Laporta moves to the top of the leaderboard
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Italian Francesco Laporta fired a 69 to move to the top the leaderboard at the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday. He produced an eagle at the par-6 4th, three birdies and two bogeys to move to 14-under.


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R3

“It will be tough. But I like to be under pressure. This is what we play for.

“The crowd is amazing and I’m just looking forward to playing tomorrow and seeing all the crowds.”


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R3

A win on Sunday would make him the second Italian to win a Rolex Series title following Francesco Molinari in 2018.

England’s Laurie Canter is in solo second place at 13-under after signing for a 70.


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R3

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (68) of South Africa shares third place with Jamie Donaldson (69) of Wales, American Billy Horschel (69) and Australian Adam Scott (70) at 12-under.

Overnight leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand fired a single birdie but bogeyed three holes to close with a 74 and slipped down into tenth place.


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BMW PGA Championship 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
LAPORTA, Francesco
-14
68
65
69
264
2
CANTER, Laurie
-13
67
66
70
170
3
DONALDSON, Jamie
-12
69
66
69
188
SCOTT, Adam
-12
65
69
70
39
HORSCHEL, Billy
-12
70
65
69
28
BEZUIDENHOUT, Christiaan
-12
64
72
68
44
7
LOWRY, Shane
-11
70
66
69
40
WIESBERGER, Bernd
-11
71
67
67
63
CROCKER, Sean
-11
71
68
66
157
10
APHIBARNRAT, Kiradech
-10
64
68
74
516
10
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
-10
70
67
69
182
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-10
70
70
66
323
WALTERS, Justin
-10
70
70
66
312
14
ROSE, Justin
-9
67
68
72
45
PIETERS, Thomas
-9
70
66
71
128
FLEETWOOD, Tommy
-9
71
68
68
37
SCHWAB, Matthias
-9
69
69
69
139
SHARMA, Shubhankar
-9
70
69
68
377
JOHNSTON, Andrew
-9
70
69
68
271
RAI, Aaron
-9
70
70
67
98
21
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-8
70
66
72
132
KAWAMURA, Masahiro
-8
67
69
72
147
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa
-8
71
69
68
203
KAYMER, Martin
-8
70
68
70
93
25
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio
-7
70
66
73
311
25
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-7
69
68
72
186
FISHER, Ross
-7
71
67
71
341
PULKKANEN, Tapio
-7
70
67
72
268
DRYSDALE, David
-7
70
70
69
432
BJÖRK, Alexander
-7
69
70
70
251
LAW, David
-7
72
69
68
453
FITZPATRICK, Matt
-7
72
69
68
26
33
HORSFIELD, Sam
-6
72
65
73
103
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-6
68
69
73
843
KORHONEN, Mikko
-6
70
68
72
168
VEERMAN, Johannes
-6
73
66
71
106
BURMESTER, Dean
-6
70
70
70
102
STENSON, Henrik
-6
69
71
70
137
GALLACHER, Stephen
-6
73
67
70
615
SENIOR, Jack
-6
70
71
69
329
COETZEE, George
-6
73
69
68
125
SOUTHGATE, Matthew
-6
70
72
68
269
43
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-5
70
69
72
145
ORMSBY, Wade
-5
73
66
72
197
WESTWOOD, Lee
-5
70
70
71
33
WARING, Paul
-5
73
68
70
419
STONE, Brandon
-5
72
69
70
126
PEREZ, Victor
-5
76
66
69
51
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
-5
73
68
70
814
50
HOVLAND, Viktor
-4
72
67
73
14
50
OTAEGUI, Adrian
-4
72
69
71
165
NOREN, Alex
-4
70
70
72
62
ROCK, Robert
-4
72
70
70
386
SMITH, Jordan
-4
71
71
70
209
BLAND, Richard
-4
74
68
70
90
MOLINARI, Francesco
-4
69
73
70
177
HOWELL, David
-4
71
71
70
1126
58
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo
-3
68
70
75
339
MCDOWELL, Graeme
-3
71
69
73
221
HORSEY, David
-3
72
68
73
234
MOLINARI, Edoardo
-3
73
67
73
292
LUITEN, Joost
-3
68
72
73
211
WILSON, Oliver
-3
69
73
71
790
FOX, Ryan
-3
73
69
71
195
FORREST, Grant
-3
70
72
71
185
66
RAMSAY, Richie
-2
71
70
73
313
WILLETT, Danny
-2
70
71
73
151
68
ELVIRA, Nacho
-1
70
70
75
258
GAVINS, Daniel
-1
70
69
76
216
STALTER, Joël
-1
72
69
74
498
SURI, Julian
-1
69
72
74
749
LEVY, Alexander
-1
75
67
73
257
73
McGOWAN, Ross
PAR
70
69
77
357
BROWN, Steven
PAR
70
72
74
374
75
ROUSSEL, Robin
+1
70
72
75
817
ROZNER, Antoine
+1
77
65
75
96
77
KIEFFER, Maximilian
+2
72
70
76
217
78
WINTHER, Jeff
+3
69
73
77
301
79
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
-1
69
74
1413
MACINTYRE, Robert
-1
74
69
54
HATTON, Tyrrell
-1
74
69
17
DONALD, Luke
-1
75
68
478
CHESTERS, Ashley
-1
75
68
470
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
-1
72
71
178
POULTER, Ian
-1
72
71
48
ARNAUS, Adri
-1
71
72
180
JORDAN, Matthew
-1
73
70
230
PORTEOUS, Haydn
-1
72
71
776
89
BERTASIO, Nino
PAR
73
71
417
PARATORE, Renato
PAR
76
68
207
WOOD, Chris
PAR
75
69
864
HEBERT, Benjamin
PAR
73
71
307
CATLIN, John
PAR
72
72
109
SULLIVAN, Andy
PAR
74
70
104
MERONK, Adrian
PAR
72
72
154
KITAYAMA, Kurt
PAR
73
71
156
CALDWELL, Jonathan
PAR
71
73
249
HANSON, Peter
PAR
72
72
1866
99
QUIROS, Alvaro
+1
71
74
744
HILL, Calum
+1
78
67
99
99
OLESEN, Thorbjørn
+1
70
75
464
CAMPILLO, Jorge
+1
71
74
231
SHINKWIN, Callum
+1
75
70
164
LANGASQUE, Romain
+1
73
72
243
SHARVIN, Cormac
+1
76
69
704
HIGGO, Garrick
+1
72
73
47
107
KJELDSEN, Søren
+2
74
72
486
JAMIESON, Scott
+2
74
72
308
HARRINGTON, Padraig
+2
72
74
166
PAVON, Matthieu
+2
73
73
369
GUERRIER, Julien
+2
74
72
553
SANTOS, Ricardo
+2
77
69
1073
PAISLEY, Chris
+2
72
74
296
GRACE, Branden
+2
75
71
57
MORRISON, James
+2
77
69
222
116
NIENABER, Wilco
+3
73
74
192
GAGLI, Lorenzo
+3
76
71
611
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
+3
72
75
314
MIGLIOZZI, Guido
+3
71
76
71
WALLACE, Matt
+3
74
73
70
CORT, Matthew
+3
73
74
1314
122
STORM, Graeme
+4
75
73
1268
LOMBARD, Zander
+4
75
73
559
GREEN, Gavin
+4
78
70
391
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami
+4
73
75
158
WARREN, Marc
+4
70
78
238
127
LEE, Min Woo
+5
75
74
60
HEND, Scott
+5
78
71
338
MCEVOY, Richard
+5
77
72
702
BJØRN, Thomas
+5
73
76
1812
SODERBERG, Sebastian
+5
75
74
408
132
AIKEN, Thomas
+6
80
70
1737
LEWIS, Tom
+6
76
74
183
134
VAN TONDER, Daniel
+7
72
79
107
HARDING, Justin
+7
75
76
95
136
FISHER, Oliver
+8
75
77
593
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
+8
81
71
82
KARLSSON, Robert
+8
74
78
1380
KINHULT, Marcus
+8
80
72
286
140
LORENZO-VERA, Mike
+9
79
74
302
141
PAVAN, Andrea
+18
87
75
805
DISQ
DETRY, Thomas
-5
69
77
W/D
PEPPERELL, Eddie
6
78
324
W/D
DUBUISSON, Victor
+5
77
278