D+D Real Czech Masters R3

Tapio Pulkkanen moves 2 ahead in Prague

Czech Masters 2021 R3
August 19-22
Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Czech Masters 2021 R3 - Tapio Pulkkanen moves 2 ahead in Prague
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Tapio Pulkkanen produced seven birdies and a single bogey for a 66 to get to 13-under at the Albatross Golf Resort and takes his first 54-hole lead on the European Tour by two shots in the D+D Real Czech Masters.


Czech Masters 2021 R3

“It was a solid round – better than the first two. A lot of good putts and a lot of good iron shots. Off the tee I was pretty straight today as well, so I’m happy with that. I did everything the same, a little bit of a different wind direction today, that helped on the par fives a little bit, but everything else was the same.

“Winning of course is always difficult. I was on top here three years ago, but the wind changed in the middle of the tournament and I didn’t have a good strategy for the other wind direction. I feel like I can play both aggressive and defensive here this week. I feel like I can win here.”


Czech Masters 2021 R3

Sean Crocker (70), Henrik Stenson (69) and Johannes Veerman (68) are tied for second place with Paul Peterson (68) in solo fifth at 10-under.


Czech Masters 2021 R3

“I’m pleased with the way I managed my way around the golf course,” said Stenson. !I ‘m still battling some things in the swing – I don’t know how visible it is on the outside but I’m certainly feeling it. It’s hard to turn around two or three bad seasons in one week. But I’m positive with the progress and feel like I’ve got a good grip on what we need to do. It’s about doing it more and better and at the same time I’m trying to play golf and do well in this tournament. I think I’m managing my way around the golf course, I’m putting well and good around the greens – avoiding mistakes. The only bogey was the unplayable ball on the sixth hole under the lip – I still consider myself three rounds bogey free.

“It would mean a lot (to win). I haven’t won for about two years, it would be nice to get another win under my belt. On the same note I’m all about the progress that I’m trying to make. I know when I get my golf game in good shape I’ll have chance to win tournaments still. I feel like I’ve got plenty to give. That’s been the frustrating part of not performing in the last couple of years, I’ve not been playing good enough . It doesn’t matter how hungry you are or how well you’re trying to do things if it’s not coming together. We’re making good progress and after three days we’re still at the races.”


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Czech Masters 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Tapio Pulkkanen
-13
68
69
66
203
T2
Sean Crocker
-11
68
67
70
205
T2
Henrik Stenson
-11
67
69
69
205
T2
Johannes Veerman
-11
71
66
68
205
5
Paul Peterson
-10
68
70
68
206
T6
Philip Eriksson
-9
70
69
68
207
T6
Sam Horsfield
-9
68
72
67
207
T6
Adrian Meronk
-9
68
67
72
207
T6
Sebastian Soderberg
-9
70
64
73
207
T10
Nicolai Højgaard
-8
68
71
69
208
T10
Marcel Siem
-8
71
68
69
208
T12
Dean Burmester
-7
68
69
72
209
T12
Jacques Kruyswijk
-7
69
68
72
209
T12
Joakim Lagergren
-7
70
70
69
209
T12
Ross McGowan
-7
70
70
69
209
T12
Damien Perrier
-7
72
68
69
209
T17
Søren Kjeldsen
-6
70
67
73
210
T17
Niklas Lemke
-6
70
72
68
210
T17
Joost Luiten
-6
71
71
68
210
T20
Maverick Antcliff
-5
67
70
74
211
T20
Matthew Baldwin
-5
73
69
69
211
T20
Aaron Cockerill
-5
69
72
70
211
T20
Dave Coupland
-5
74
69
68
211
T20
Padraig Harrington
-5
70
71
70
211
T20
Janne Kaske
-5
69
71
71
211
T20
Mathiam Keyser
-5
75
68
68
211
T20
Sihwan Kim
-5
71
72
68
211
T20
Tae Hee Lee
-5
70
69
72
211
T20
Richard Mansell
-5
70
70
71
211
T20
Benjamin Poke
-5
73
71
67
211
T20
Brandon Stone
-5
72
69
70
211
T20
Steven Tiley
-5
70
70
71
211
T20
Daniel van Tonder
-5
69
73
69
211
T34
Ryan Fox
-4
70
72
70
212
T34
JC Ritchie
-4
70
71
71
212
T34
Callum Shinkwin
-4
71
69
72
212
T34
Daniel Young (a)
-4
70
70
72
212
T38
Oliver Fisher
-3
70
72
71
213
T38
Jazz Janewattananond
-3
71
71
71
213
T38
Filip Mruzek
-3
72
71
70
213
T38
Robin Roussel
-3
71
71
71
213
T38
Rory Sabbatini
-3
71
72
70
213
T38
Max Schmitt
-3
72
67
74
213
T38
Clement Sordet
-3
72
72
69
213
T45
Pep Angles
-2
70
71
73
214
T45
Niall Kearney
-2
76
68
70
214
T45
Jake McLeod
-2
73
69
72
214
T45
Lee Slattery
-2
71
71
72
214
T45
Lars van Meijel
-2
72
70
72
214
T50
Bryce Easton
-1
74
70
71
215
T50
Liam Johnston
-1
73
71
71
215
T50
Renato Paratore
-1
74
68
73
215
T50
Marcel Schneider
-1
69
74
72
215
T50
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-1
71
71
73
215
T55
Darren Fichardt
E
73
71
72
216
T55
Berry Henson
E
72
71
73
216
T55
Shiv Kapur
E
70
70
76
216
T55
Ondrej Lieser
E
68
75
73
216
T59
Nino Bertasio
+1
71
71
75
217
T59
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
+1
72
68
77
217
T59
Josh Geary
+1
73
71
73
217
T59
Zander Lombard
+1
71
71
75
217
T59
Andrea Pavan
+1
74
66
77
217
T59
Bernd Ritthammer
+1
74
70
73
217
T65
Gary Stal
+2
70
73
75
218
T65
Matyas Zapletal
+2
72
72
74
218
T67
Yi Keun Chang
+3
72
71
76
219
T67
Jordan Wrisdale
+3
70
73
76
219
T69
David Dixon
+4
75
69
76
220
T69
Deyen Lawson
+4
71
72
77
220
T71
Ales Korinek
+6
74
68
80
222
T71
Gavin Moynihan
+6
71
72
79
222
73
Adri Arnaus
+7
74
70
79
223
CUT
SSP Chawrasia
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Louis De Jager
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Chase Hanna
+1
74
71
145
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
+1
69
76
145
CUT
Adrien Pendaries
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Danny Willett
+1
68
77
145
CUT
Aron Zemmer
+1
72
73
145
CUT
George Coetzee
+2
77
69
146
CUT
Ben Evans
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Hugo León
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Garrick Porteous
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Sami Valimaki
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Gordan Brixi
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Bryden Macpherson
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Liam Robinson
+3
76
71
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Tadeáš Tetak
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Jiri Zuska (a)
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Eduardo De la Riva
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Rhys Enoch
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Julien Guerrier
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Vincent Norrman
+4
71
77
148
CUT
Toby Tree
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Romain Wattel
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Jan Cafourek
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Michael Feuerstein
+5
74
75
149
CUT
Tom Gandy
+5
72
77
149
CUT
David Howell
+5
72
77
149
CUT
Carlos Pigem
+5
77
72
149
CUT
Michal Pospisil (a)
+5
71
78
149
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
+5
77
72
149
CUT
Matej Baca
+6
74
76
150
CUT
Gary King
+6
79
71
150
CUT
Stanislav Matus
+6
76
74
150
CUT
Lukas Tintera
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
+7
74
77
151
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+7
72
79
151
CUT
Michael Young
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Šimon Zach
+7
75
76
151
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+8
79
73
152
CUT
Joshua Grenville-Wood
+8
76
76
152
CUT
Maxmilian Jelinek
+8
77
75
152
CUT
Jesper Sandborg
+8
74
78
152
CUT
Krystof Strycek
+9
80
73
153
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+9
76
77
153
CUT
Stepan Danek
+11
76
79
155
CUT
Tyler Koivisto
+11
77
78
155
CUT
Jakub Bares
+12
74
82
156
CUT
Pavol Mach (a)
+17
78
83
161
CUT
Sebastian Vida
+27
89
82
171