Commercial Bank Qatar Master - R3

Last man Wilson leads the way

March 07-10
Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar
$1,750,000

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Oliver Wilson will take a one stroke lead into the final round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters after carding a three under par round of 69 in testing conditions at Doha Golf Club.

“I’m delighted, quite frankly. It’s hard out there. It’s really hard to get it close, even from the fairways with the wind. I tried really hard to keep it in play off the tees, get in the middle of the greens and just two putt. Nobody is going to get too far away and shoot super low – you just have to go out there and plod your way round.”

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The 2008 Ryder Cup player was the last man in at this week’s tournament and is making the most of his chance in Qatar – reaching a ten under par total with a birdie on the 18th hole.

This is the Englishman’s first 54-hole lead on the European Tour since the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where he went on to secure his first title.

“There’s still a long way to go. It’s going the right direction – it’s nice to be back in the mix. I didn’t play very well today. I managed to keep it in play. Hit some good shots when I needed to. I was patient and found something on the last four holes and hit good shots all the way in – maybe a bit of maturity – I’m really pleased that happened and I allowed myself to let that happen. It’s easy to lose your head and get frustrated. I was thinking clearly and found something.”

His gain on the last hole saw him pull away from a five-way tie for second place, which includes Nick Cullen, Nacho Elvira, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Erik van Rooyen – all four of which are bidding for their maiden victory on the European Tour. Lorenzo-Vera enjoyed a stroke of good fortune as his teeshot on the drivable par four 16th hole hit a car and bounced to safety – he then converted his second of three consecutive birdies as he reached nine under par.

“It was pretty breezy,” said Cullen. “It swished around a little bit and gusted at times too. It was tricky to pick clubs on a lot of holes with big cross-breezes where it was hard to hold the fairways.

“I’ve not been doing a lot different to what I’ve been doing. Thinking less about swing mechanics and just trying to play a bit more golf. If anything, my putting has been better over the last few weeks than earlier in the season.”


Australia’s Jake McLeod made the second hole-in-one of the tournament during the third round, and he also eagled the 18th hole to move to eight under par alongside compatriot Min Woo Lee, Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Anton Karlsson of Sweden.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-10
69
68
69
206
T2
Nick Cullen
AUS
-9
69
70
68
207
T2
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-9
71
67
69
207
T2
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-9
69
68
70
207
T2
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-9
68
68
71
207
T6
Jake McLeod
AUS
-8
72
70
66
208
T6
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-8
75
66
67
208
T6
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-8
72
66
70
208
T6
Thomas Detry
BEL
-8
70
68
70
208
T10
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
72
71
66
209
T10
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-7
72
69
68
209
T10
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-7
69
70
70
209
T10
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-7
68
71
70
209
T10
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-7
67
70
72
209
T10
George Coetzee
RSA
-7
68
68
73
209
T10
Justin Harding
RSA
-7
68
68
73
209
T17
Niclas Johansson
SWE
-6
70
72
68
210
T17
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-6
73
69
68
210
T17
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-6
72
70
68
210
T17
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-6
70
71
69
210
T17
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-6
72
68
70
210
T17
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-6
72
68
70
210
T17
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-6
73
67
70
210
T17
Kristoffer Broberg
SWE
-6
71
67
72
210
T17
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-6
69
68
73
210
T17
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-6
68
70
72
210
T27
Lee Slattery
ENG
-5
69
74
68
211
T27
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-5
72
69
70
211
T27
Justin Walters
RSA
-5
67
73
71
211
T27
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-5
76
64
71
211
T27
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-5
71
67
73
211
T32
Liam Johnston
SCO
-4
72
71
69
212
T32
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-4
71
72
69
212
T32
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-4
73
70
69
212
T32
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-4
69
73
70
212
T32
Tom Murray
ENG
-4
73
68
71
212
T32
Gavin Green
MAS
-4
71
69
72
212
T32
Jeff Winther
SWE
-4
70
70
72
212
T32
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
69
71
72
212
T32
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-4
72
68
72
212
T41
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
-3
75
68
70
213
T41
Ross Fisher
ENG
-3
69
74
70
213
T41
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
74
69
70
213
T41
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-3
72
71
70
213
T41
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-3
69
72
72
213
T41
Robert Rock
ENG
-3
72
69
72
213
T41
Louis De Jager
RSA
-3
74
67
72
213
T41
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
72
69
72
213
T41
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-3
72
69
72
213
T41
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-3
69
71
73
213
T41
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-3
71
69
73
213
T41
Jordan Smith
ENG
-3
71
68
74
213
T41
Paul Waring
ENG
-3
69
70
74
213
T54
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
72
70
72
214
T54
Hugo Leon
CHI
-2
68
72
74
214
T54
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-2
70
68
76
214
T54
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
68
70
76
214
T58
Kim Koivu
FIN
-1
73
70
72
215
T58
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-1
72
71
72
215
T58
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-1
72
71
72
215
T58
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
71
70
74
215
T58
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
70
70
75
215
T58
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-1
69
71
75
215
T64
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
74
69
73
216
T64
Stuart Manley
WAL
Par
69
73
74
216
T64
Grant Forrest
SCO
Par
69
72
75
216
T67
David Horsey
ENG
1
71
71
75
217
T67
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
1
73
70
74
217
T67
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
71
68
78
217
T70
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
2
74
68
76
218
T70
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
71
70
77
218
72
Brandon Stone
RSA
3
71
72
76
219
73
Robert Karlsson
SWE
7
69
73
81
223
CUT
Adrian Meronk
POL
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
Par
77
67
144
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Charlie Saxon
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Thomas Pieters
BEL
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
72
73
145
CUT
David Howell
ENG
1
72
73
145
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
71
74
145
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
1
73
72
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Mitch Waite
ENG
1
74
71
145
CUT
Niklas Lemke
SWE
1
75
70
145
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
1
74
71
145
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
1
76
69
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
71
74
145
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
69
76
145
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
76
70
146
CUT
Andrea Pavan
ITA
2
76
70
146
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
2
73
73
146
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
2
75
71
146
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
2
77
69
146
CUT
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
2
70
76
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
2
73
73
146
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
2
78
68
146
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
72
75
147
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
4
74
74
148
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Sam Locke
SCO
4
74
74
148
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
74
75
149
CUT
David Borda
ESP
5
77
72
149
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
5
76
73
149
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
5
77
72
149
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
6
73
77
150
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
6
73
77
150
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
76
74
150
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
76
74
150
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
7
75
76
151
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
7
77
74
151
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
7
76
75
151
CUT
David Law
SCO
8
73
79
152
CUT
Faycal Serghini
MOR
8
79
73
152
CUT
Mike Toorop
NED
8
80
72
152
CUT
Paul Lawrie
SCO
8
80
72
152
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
79
73
152
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
9
78
75
153
CUT
Saleh Al Kaabi
QAT
9
78
75
153
CUT
Mikkel Mathiesen
DEN
12
81
75
156
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
14
82
76
158
CUT
Jaham Alkuwari
QAT
20
86
78
164
RET
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
72
72
RET
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
Par
73
73
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