D+D REAL Czech Challenge R3

McGowan maintains advantage in Czech Republic

May 23-26
Kaskáda Golf Resort, Brno, Czech Repbulic
€3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Ross McGowan will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the D+D REAL Czech Challenge, as he goes in search of his first professional win since 2015.

Ross McGowan maintains advantage in D+D REAL Czech, © Ota Mrákota/RelmostChallenge R3 at Kaskáda Golf Resort,, Czech Republic
© Ota Mrákota/Relmost

The Englishman, who clinched the Zambia Open on the Sunshine Tour four years ago, carded his third successive round of 66, five under par, aiming to return to the winner’s circle with a victory at Kaskáda Golf Resort.

McGowan, a two-time European Challenge Tour winner in 2007, started the third round with a two-stroke advantage and continued his assault on the Brno course with a birdie on the first hole to maintain his momentum. With the chasing pack closing in, the 37-year-old gave himself breathing space with two gains before the turn on the seventh and eighth holes.

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Daan Huizing, champion of the Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla, broke out from the chasing pack and moved level with the former Oceânico Developments Pro-Am Challenge and the Estoril Challenge de Portugal champion, but a bogey for the Dutchman and a fourth birdie of the day for McGowan on the 13th saw the lead remain at two shots.

McGowan, who claimed the 2009 Madrid Masters, picked up another shot on the par three 16th, en route to carding a bogey-free round of 66 to lead in Brno by two shots ahead of the final round.

“It would be good to get the win,” said McGowan. “I’ve won on a few smaller tours and won on the Sunshine Tour as well. Winning is winning. It means you’ve played the best out of everyone during the week.


“Today was the best I’ve played all week – my third consecutive round of 66. It was a very good first round in the wind, but I gave myself a lot of chances today and it could’ve been even better.

“I saw a couple of guys going low, but I stuck to my game plan and tried to hit as many greens as possible.

“I had to play a percentage game for the yardages into the greens. It was warmer and the ball was flying a lot earlier, which caused me to over club on the first three holes, so I was struggling, but I took a few yards off every shot and I got back to scoring well again.”

Huizing carded an eight under par round of 63, recording the lowest round of the week to sit in second place two shots behind McGowan. While Portugal’s Ricardo Santos surged up the leaderboard with a round of 65 to sit a further two strokes back with Adrian Meronk of Poland a in fourth place on ten under par.

The final round of the D+D REAL Czech Challenge will get under way at 7.00am local time.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
McGOWAN, Ross
-15
66
66
66
198
2
HUIZING, Daan
-13
71
66
63
200
3
SANTOS, Ricardo
-11
70
67
65
202
4
MERONK, Adrian
-10
70
69
64
203
5
ROUSSEL, Robin
-9
66
68
70
204
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-9
68
68
68
204
VIRTO, Borja
-9
70
66
68
204
ARIZABALETA, Alvaro
-9
67
69
68
204
9
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-8
69
66
70
205
10
HEISELE, Sebastian
-7
71
65
70
206
SHARVIN, Cormac
-7
72
65
69
206
HANSON, Chris
-7
71
69
66
206
13
GEARY, Josh
-6
68
68
71
207
RIU, Victor
-6
71
71
65
207
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-6
67
69
71
207
FERNANDEZ, Scott
-6
67
70
70
207
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-6
71
69
67
207
DEAN, Joe
-6
70
67
70
207
FERGUSON, Ewen
-6
71
70
66
207
20
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-5
68
74
66
208
STALTER, Joël
-5
67
71
70
208
MATUS, Stanislav
-5
71
70
67
208
BLAND, Richard
-5
70
69
69
208
24
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
-4
70
66
73
209
NEMECZ, Lukas
-4
72
67
70
209
AHOKAS, Antti
-4
71
69
69
209
BOOTE, David
-4
69
68
72
209
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-4
68
72
69
209
29
SAXTON, Reinier
-3
70
69
71
210
BRUN, Julien
-3
68
70
72
210
DAWSON, Robin
-3
72
70
68
210
PERRIER, Damien
-3
70
72
68
210
KÖLBING, Jonas
-3
71
70
69
210
OLSEN, Aksel
-3
72
69
69
210
RENOLDS, Lindsay
-3
70
69
71
210
MCCARTHY, Nick
-3
72
69
69
210
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-3
71
70
69
210
38
MEJOW, Philipp
-2
72
70
69
211
ANGLES, Pep
-2
68
73
70
211
WRISDALE, Jordan
-2
70
68
73
211
HILL, Calum
-2
70
68
73
211
MRUZEK, Filip
-2
70
70
71
211
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-2
72
69
70
211
44
NILEHN, Fredrik
-1
69
73
70
212
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
69
69
74
212
STOW, Ben
-1
71
71
70
212
KAKKO, Roope
-1
70
72
70
212
BOURDY, Grégory
-1
70
71
71
212
49
ROZNER, Antoine
Par
73
69
71
213
BRAEUNIG, Christian
Par
72
69
72
213
ERIKSSON, Martin
Par
72
68
73
213
KNAPPE, Alexander
Par
70
68
75
213
JORDAN, Matthew
Par
73
68
72
213
WIDEGREN, Pontus
Par
72
69
72
213
55
BESSELING, Wil
1
72
70
72
214
FOOS, Dominic
1
71
71
72
214
TILEY, Steven
1
72
69
73
214
LINDELL, Oliver
1
69
72
73
214
BALTL, Timon
1
70
72
72
214
POKE, Benjamin
1
69
71
74
214
61
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
2
69
73
73
215
LLOYD, Chris
2
76
66
73
215
EVANS, Ryan
2
69
71
75
215
PIGEM, Carlos
2
72
68
75
215
65
POSPISIL, Michal
3
74
68
74
216
WIEGELE, Martin
3
71
70
75
216
DAVIDSON, Jack
3
72
69
75
216
68
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
4
68
74
75
217
COUPLAND, Dave
4
71
70
76
217
GAL, Petr
4
70
71
76
217
71
STAL, Gary
5
73
68
77
218
72
NEIL, Bradley
1
74
69
143
FENASSE, Mathieu
1
73
70
143
SYME, Connor
1
70
73
143
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
1
71
72
143
ECCLES, Ben
1
72
71
143
HOWIE, Craig
1
75
68
143
LINARD, Thomas
1
72
71
143
FRITSCH, Florian
1
74
69
143
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
1
71
72
143
IM, Daniel
1
73
70
143
MADDY, Paul
1
73
70
143
EASTON, Bryce
1
72
71
143
KOEPKA, Chase
1
74
69
143
85
OVESEN, Martin
2
74
70
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
2
74
70
144
GREGORY, Scott
2
76
68
144
DAYDOU, Alexandre
2
72
72
144
HENRY, Scott
2
73
71
144
FORD, Matt
2
74
70
144
MCBRIDE, Paul
2
73
71
144
GLENNEMO, Jacob
2
71
73
144
HAVRET, Grégory
2
73
71
144
LIMA, José-Filipe
2
72
72
144
BALDWIN, Matthew
2
72
72
144
STUREHED, Henric
2
72
72
144
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
71
73
144
ZAPLETAL (AM), Matyas
2
75
69
144
MCDONALD, Jack
2
74
70
144
100
ROBB, Chris
3
75
70
145
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
3
73
72
145
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
3
76
69
145
VALASEK, Peter
3
75
70
145
GILLBERG, Oliver
3
75
70
145
ALBERTUS, Max
3
71
74
145
RUSCH, Benjamin
3
78
67
145
SUCHAN, Daniel
3
71
74
145
ARMITAGE, Marcus
3
70
75
145
109
PIAGET, Sandro
4
72
74
146
STARK, Oscar
4
70
76
146
BERARDO, Clément
4
70
76
146
JOANNES, Hugues
4
73
73
146
TREE, Toby
4
70
76
146
STEWART, Duncan
4
74
72
146
YOUNG, Mark
4
75
71
146
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
4
75
71
146
KEYSER, Mathiam
4
73
73
146
CEA, Michele
4
73
73
146
SARACINO, Andrea
4
74
72
146
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
4
74
72
146
121
ABBOTT, Jamie
5
75
72
147
MIVIS, Christopher
5
78
69
147
123
ITEN, Marco
6
75
73
148
ROBINSON, Liam
6
72
76
148
BERGMAN, Oscar
6
75
73
148
126
BENAK (AM), David
7
72
77
149
LAPORTA, Francesco
7
76
73
149
CAFOUREK, Jan
7
79
70
149
MACH (AM), Pavol
7
76
73
149
FOO, Gregory
7
76
73
149
GEYGER, Nico
7
78
71
149
O’ROURKE, Conor
7
76
73
149
GROS, Sébastien
7
69
80
149
THOMSON, Jonathan
7
77
72
149
135
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
8
75
75
150
GRADECKI, Mateusz
8
74
76
150
ENOCH, Rhys
8
75
75
150
SPOONER, Billy
8
78
72
150
JAKUBCIK (AM), Filip
8
73
77
150
140
ROSS, Craig
9
76
75
151
FISHER JNR, Trevor
9
77
74
151
KORINEK, Ales
9
77
74
151
SHIM, Jaewoo
9
77
74
151
144
SIWY (AM), David
10
80
72
152
LENGDEN, Oscar
10
79
73
152
TINTERA, Lukas
10
76
76
152
ONG, Marc
10
79
73
152
148
KOSTELKA (AM), Vojtech
11
79
74
153
BRIXI (AM), Gordan
11
76
77
153
COHEN-BOYER, Louis
11
81
72
153
ERKENBECK, James
11
74
79
153
152
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
12
79
75
154
MOHR, Marcus
12
79
75
154
SHEPHERD, Jake
12
79
75
154
155
QUIROS, Manuel
14
81
75
156
CHOI (AM), Junmin
14
81
75
156