Canary Islands Championship R3

Higgo on course for second Canary Islands title

Canary Islands 2021 R3
May 06-09
Golf Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Canary Islands Championship 2021 R3 - Higgo on course for second Canary Islands title
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Garrick Higgo carded four closing birdies in a round of 64 to continue his remarkable run of form and take a two shot lead into the final round of the 2021 Canary Islands Championship.


Canary Islands 2021 R3

“I had a nice lie (on the 18th), I’ve been working on my short game a lot the last three months. It was nice to hit that one pretty close. The lie was good so I knew I was going to get some spin on it.”

“I was just trying to stay patient, because I’m hitting good putts. I’m hitting the ball a lot better than I have the last few weeks, so I’m giving myself a lot more chances. It’s hard to stay patient when you’ve got a lot of putts. That shot on 15 turned it around a little bit.”


Canary Islands 2021 R3

The South African is seeking his third European Tour title – and second in three weeks -after winning the opening event of the Canary Islands Swing, the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, on the back of a top five at the Austrian Golf Open.

“I hadn’t been playing well up until Austria. But I’ve been working hard, so when it’s going your way you just need to enjoy it.”


Canary Islands 2021 R3

A top ten at the Tenerife Open followed and on day three of the second week at Golf Costa Adeje the 21 year old moved to 20 under par, taking his total score in 11 rounds on the Canary Islands to an incredible 61 under par.

England’s Richard Mansell is his closest challenger at 18 under par after a seven under 64 of his own, one ahead of Scot Calum Hill who signed for a 66.

“I’ve seen guys going low on this course for two weeks now,” said Mansell. “I feel like I’ve played a few rounds where I could have gone really low and didn’t. I wanted to cut out mistakes and thankfully my short game was good today.”


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Canary Islands 2021 R3

“Holed a few putts, which for the last few weeks has been missing. I’ve already said if I can putt well I’ll be there or there abouts.”

“The biggest mindset aim was staying gritty and not letting bad stuff phase me. I had a couple of holes where I had a wobble in the middle to back end of the front nine and my short game got me out of trouble. That’s what you’ve got to do at this level.”

Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen matched the course record with a ten under par 61 to sit alongside Australian Maverick Antcliff and England’s Andrew Johnston at 15 under par and five shots off the lead.


Canary Islands 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Garrick Higgo
-20
66
63
64
193
2
Richard Mansell (a)
-18
65
66
64
195
3
Calum Hill
-17
65
65
66
196
T4
Maverick Antcliff
-15
70
64
64
198
T4
Andrew Johnston
-15
68
63
67
198
T4
Tapio Pulkkanen *
-15
66
71
61
198
T7
Nicolai Højgaard
-14
67
67
65
199
T7
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-14
66
66
67
199
T9
Adri Arnaus
-13
64
64
72
200
T9
Dean Burmester
-13
68
63
69
200
T9
Louis De Jager
-13
65
68
67
200
T9
Alejandro Del Rey (a)
-13
69
66
65
200
T9
Francesco Laporta
-13
62
68
70
200
T9
Zander Lombard
-13
66
67
67
200
T9
Matthew Southgate
-13
68
66
66
200
T9
Julian Suri *
-13
66
69
65
200
T9
Sami Valimaki
-13
69
64
67
200
T18
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
-12
64
70
67
201
T18
Garrick Porteous
-12
66
67
68
201
T18
Richie Ramsay
-12
65
65
71
201
T18
Bernd Ritthammer
-12
70
64
67
201
T18
Eduard Rousaud (a)
-12
67
67
67
201
T18
Kalle Samooja
-12
65
68
68
201
T18
Connor Syme
-12
66
64
71
201
T25
Aaron Cockerill
-11
65
66
71
202
T25
Paul Dunne *
-11
65
71
66
202
T25
Rhys Enoch
-11
65
68
69
202
T25
Oliver Fisher
-11
66
66
70
202
T25
Justin Harding
-11
65
68
69
202
T25
Adrian Otaegui *
-11
71
64
67
202
T25
Eddie Pepperell *
-11
66
69
67
202
T32
Grant Forrest *
-10
67
68
68
203
T32
Tom Gandy
-10
70
63
70
203
T32
Sebastian Heisele *
-10
68
69
66
203
T32
Scott Hend
-10
67
66
70
203
T32
Matthieu Pavon *
-10
66
69
68
203
T37
Richard Bland
-9
69
66
69
204
T37
Pedro Figueiredo *
-9
70
66
68
204
T37
Masahiro Kawamura *
-9
70
66
68
204
T37
Niall Kearney
-9
68
64
72
204
T37
Michael Lorenzo-Vera *
-9
72
66
66
204
T37
Sebastian Soderberg
-9
69
65
70
204
T37
Dale Whitnell
-9
68
66
70
204
T37
Fabrizio Zanotti
-9
70
65
69
204
T45
Nino Bertasio *
-8
68
70
67
205
T45
Julien Guerrier *
-8
69
69
67
205
T45
Sihwan Kim *
-8
71
64
70
205
T45
Jack Senior
-8
67
68
70
205
T45
Shubhankar Sharma *
-8
67
71
67
205
T50
Gaganjeet Bhullar *
-7
69
67
70
206
T50
Laurie Canter *
-7
70
67
69
206
T50
Eduardo De la Riva *
-7
68
68
70
206
T50
Scott Fernandez
-7
63
71
72
206
T50
Edoardo Molinari *
-7
70
66
70
206
T50
Ricardo Santos *
-7
67
68
71
206
T56
Pep Angles *
-6
65
71
71
207
T56
Dave Coupland *
-6
68
68
71
207
T56
Janne Kaske *
-6
69
68
70
207
T56
Paul Peterson
-6
69
65
73
207
T56
Alvaro Quiros *
-6
67
70
70
207
T56
Joel Stalter
-6
64
69
74
207
T56
Johannes Veerman *
-6
70
66
71
207
T63
Victor Dubuisson *
-5
69
69
70
208
T63
Matthew Jordan *
-5
68
70
70
208
T63
Thomas Plumb *
-5
68
70
70
208
T63
Justin Walters *
-5
72
64
72
208
T63
Lars van Meijel *
-5
68
70
70
208
T68
Jorge Campillo
-4
66
69
74
209
T68
SSP Chawrasia *
-4
68
68
73
209
T70
Luis Claverie *
-3
67
71
72
210
T70
Romain Langasque *
-3
69
69
72
210
T70
Ondrej Lieser (a) *
-3
70
68
72
210
T70
Suradit Yongcharoenchai *
-3
67
69
74
210
74
Ajeetesh Sandhu *
-1
71
65
76
212
75
Oliver Wilson *
1
73
65
76
214
76
Max Schmitt *
4
67
69
81
217
77
Carlos Pigem *
5
72
66
80
218
CUT
Kristoffer Broberg
-3
74
65
139
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-3
72
67
139
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Berry Henson
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Adrian Meronk
-3
73
66
139
CUT
Haydn Porteous
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Alejandro Tosti
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Toby Tree
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Borja Virto
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Paul Waring
-3
72
67
139
CUT
Sam Broadhurst (a)
-2
74
66
140
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Shiv Kapur
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Clement Sordet
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Darius van Driel
-2
69
71
140
CUT
David Borda
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Matt Ford
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Alexander Levy
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Richard McEvoy
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Benjamin Poke
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Steven Tiley
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Yi Keun Chang
E
73
69
142
CUT
David Horsey
E
72
70
142
CUT
David Howell
E
70
72
142
CUT
Pedro Oriol
E
74
68
142
CUT
Chris Paisley
E
73
69
142
CUT
Jake McLeod
1
74
69
143
CUT
Andrea Pavan
1
71
72
143
CUT
Robin Roussel
1
72
71
143
CUT
Marcel Schneider
1
71
72
143
CUT
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
1
71
72
143
CUT
Ashun Wu
1
70
73
143
CUT
Sean Crocker
2
71
73
144
CUT
Tyler Koivisto
2
69
75
144
CUT
Tom McKibbin
2
69
75
144
CUT
Jacobo Pastor
2
70
74
144
CUT
Carl Suneson
2
73
71
144
CUT
Grégory Bourdy
4
73
73
146
CUT
Alejandro Cañizares
4
72
74
146
CUT
Harry Ellis
4
75
71
146
CUT
Austin Bautista
5
70
77
147
CUT
Samuel Del Val
5
72
75
147
CUT
Mario Galiano Aguilar
5
69
78
147
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
7
75
74
149
CUT
Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela
8
74
76
150
CUT
Oscar Sanchez
9
74
77
151
CUT
Scott Gregory
11
71
82
153
WD
Renato Paratore
2
73
36
109
* Player started on the back nine