Cazoo Classic R3

Rasmus Højgaard takes 3-shot lead into the final day

Cazoo Classic 2021 R3
August 12-15
London Golf Club, Ash, Kent, England
€1,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Cazoo Classic 2021 R3 - Rasmus Højgaard takes 3-shot lead into the final day
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Denmark’s Rasmus Højgaard shot a bogey-free round to head into Sunday with a three shot lead at 14-under in the Cazoo Classic.


Cazoo Classic 2021 R3

Having started his day six shots behind the lead he fired ten birdies for a 62, matching the lowest round of his career on the European Tour.

“I drove the ball way better today than I did in the first couple of days. So I was putting myself in position and I could be aggressive from the fairway, holed putts from everywhere basically and then I had a spell on the back nine where I was really stressed.


Cazoo Classic 2021 R3

“We were on the clock so I probably rushed a couple of shots but then I finished strongly so I’m very happy.

“I think if you drive the ball well here you can shoot a good score so that’s the main focus tomorrow. If you get it on the fairway you just take it from there but it’s pretty straightforward when you’re in the fairway, so I think that will be the key, to drive it well.”


Cazoo Classic 2021 R3

Englishman Jordan Smith and Scot Calum Hill both shot 70s to tie for second place at 11-under. While Hill made two birdies and stayed bogey-free, Smith fired five birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 31 then made four bogeys, his first of the week, and a single birdie on the back nine to return in 39.

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“Definitely a game of two halves,” said Smith. “You just look at the colours on the scorecard. It couldn’t have been more different, couldn’t have done anything wrong on the front nine and couldn’t do much right on the back nine. But I hung in there, we’re still in it.

“I had a lot of fun out there actually which was nice so I’m just going to continue that attitude into tomorrow.”

Englishmen Dale Whitnell (72) and Richard Bland (70) are tied in fourth place at 10-under.

Cazoo Classic 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Rasmus Højgaard
-14
71
69
62
202
T2
Calum Hill
-11
68
67
70
205
T2
Jordan Smith
-11
66
69
70
205
T4
Richard Bland
-10
65
71
70
206
T4
Dale Whitnell
-10
66
68
72
206
T6
Jamie Donaldson
-9
72
69
66
207
T6
David Drysdale
-9
68
72
67
207
T6
Victor Perez
-9
70
69
68
207
T6
Richie Ramsay
-9
70
70
67
207
T6
Lars van Meijel
-9
73
68
66
207
T11
Ashley Chesters
-8
70
68
70
208
T11
Ryan Fox
-8
71
67
70
208
T11
James Morrison
-8
70
71
67
208
T11
Callum Shinkwin
-8
70
70
68
208
T11
Marcel Siem
-8
70
69
69
208
T11
Andy Sullivan
-8
74
67
67
208
T11
Bernd Wiesberger
-8
68
71
69
208
T11
Daniel Young (a)
-8
68
71
69
208
T19
Jorge Campillo
-7
71
71
67
209
T19
David Horsey
-7
73
69
67
209
T19
Niall Kearney
-7
68
70
71
209
T19
Alexander Levy
-7
70
73
66
209
T19
Shubhankar Sharma
-7
70
71
68
209
T19
Daniel van Tonder
-7
69
69
71
209
T25
Maverick Antcliff
-6
68
68
74
210
T25
Lucas Bjerregaard
-6
67
71
72
210
T25
Yi Keun Chang
-6
72
69
69
210
T25
Ben Evans
-6
70
67
73
210
T25
Joachim B. Hansen
-6
69
70
71
210
T25
Maximilian Kieffer
-6
68
71
71
210
T25
Bryden Macpherson
-6
74
67
69
210
T25
Kalle Samooja
-6
71
69
70
210
T33
Rhys Enoch
-5
69
65
77
211
T33
Matt Ford
-5
68
71
72
211
T33
Stephen Gallacher
-5
72
66
73
211
T33
Sihwan Kim
-5
66
73
72
211
T33
Niklas Lemke
-5
67
75
69
211
T33
Lee Slattery
-5
74
69
68
211
T39
Wil Besseling
-4
69
72
71
212
T39
Alejandro Cañizares
-4
74
69
69
212
T39
Nicolai Højgaard
-4
72
70
70
212
T39
Masahiro Kawamura
-4
71
70
71
212
T39
Alvaro Quiros
-4
72
67
73
212
T39
Clement Sordet
-4
69
73
70
212
T39
Matthew Southgate
-4
70
71
71
212
T39
Jonathan Thomson
-4
72
70
70
212
T39
Justin Walters
-4
70
73
69
212
T39
Oliver Wilson
-4
72
68
72
212
T49
Anton Karlsson
-3
70
73
70
213
T49
Eddie Pepperell
-3
71
72
70
213
T49
Toby Tree
-3
69
69
75
213
T52
Ross Fisher
-2
76
67
71
214
T52
Lorenzo Gagli
-2
69
73
72
214
T52
Julian Suri
-2
74
69
71
214
T52
Darius van Driel
-2
70
70
74
214
T56
Matthew Jordan
-1
73
68
74
215
T56
Marcus Kinhult
-1
68
72
75
215
T58
Jonathan Caldwell
E
70
72
74
216
T58
John Catlin
E
68
72
76
216
T58
Berry Henson
E
70
72
74
216
T58
Paul Peterson
E
69
70
77
216
T58
Joel Stalter
E
67
74
75
216
T63
Bradley Dredge
+1
73
70
74
217
T63
Ross McGowan
+1
72
70
75
217
T63
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
+1
70
72
75
217
T66
Garrick Porteous
+2
71
71
76
218
T66
Sami Valimaki
+2
72
71
75
218
68
Laird Shepherd (a)
+5
75
68
78
221
CUT
Steven Brown
E
71
73
144
CUT
Laurie Canter
E
71
73
144
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
E
70
74
144
CUT
Matthew Cort
E
70
74
144
CUT
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
E
73
71
144
CUT
Bryce Easton
E
72
72
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
E
69
75
144
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
E
74
70
144
CUT
Josh Geary
E
72
72
144
CUT
Chase Hanna
E
73
71
144
CUT
David Howell
E
73
71
144
CUT
Tyler Koivisto
E
74
70
144
CUT
Deyen Lawson
E
72
72
144
CUT
Thorbjørn Olesen
E
74
70
144
CUT
Benjamin Poke
E
72
72
144
CUT
Robert Rock
E
69
75
144
CUT
Marc Warren
E
70
74
144
CUT
Jordan Wrisdale
E
72
72
144
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Sean Crocker
+1
66
79
145
CUT
Louis De Jager
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Philip Eriksson
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Oliver Farr
+1
75
70
145
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Scott Hend
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Steven Tiley
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+1
70
75
145
CUT
SSP Chawrasia
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Dave Coupland
+2
69
77
146
CUT
Tom Gandy
+2
80
66
146
CUT
Shiv Kapur
+2
76
70
146
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
+2
68
78
146
CUT
David Law
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Vincent Norrman
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Wade Ormsby
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Chris Paisley
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Brandon Stone
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Daniel Gavins
+3
76
71
147
CUT
Rob Harris
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Pontus Nyholm
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Damien Perrier
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Alfie Plant
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Pep Angles
+4
73
75
148
CUT
David Dixon
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Daniel Hillier
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Jake McLeod
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Euan Walker (a)
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
+5
71
78
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
+5
77
72
149
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
+5
72
77
149
CUT
Adrien Pendaries
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
+5
74
75
149
CUT
Chris Wood
+5
77
72
149
CUT
Jack Senior
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Gary Stal
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Thomas Thurloway (a)
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Paul Waring
+6
71
79
150
CUT
Carlos Pigem
+7
73
78
151
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
+7
74
77
151
CUT
Adrien Saddier
+7
74
77
151
CUT
Jesper Sandborg
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Ricardo Santos
+7
74
77
151
CUT
Janne Kaske
+8
71
81
152
CUT
Liam Robinson
+8
73
79
152
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
+8
76
76
152
CUT
Aron Zemmer
+8
78
74
152
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
+9
78
75
153
CUT
Richard McEvoy
+9
77
76
153
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
+9
71
82
153
CUT
Haotong Li
+13
77
80
157
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+13
81
76
157
RETD
Jack Cope
+17
83
42
125
RETD
Paul Dunne
+6
42
42