English Championship R3

Andy Sullivan leads by five going into final round

August 06-09
Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire, England
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


English Championship R3 - Andy Sullivan leads by five
Andy Sullivan during day three of the English Championship (Adam Davy/PA Wire)



Home favourite Andy Sullivan will take a commanding five-shot lead into the final round of the English Championship after a stunning 64 left him on the brink of a first win in almost five years.


The 33-year-old won three times in 2015 as he finished in Europe’s top 10 and secured a Ryder Cup debut, but he has not lifted a trophy since the Portugal Masters in October of that year.

He entered the third day at Hanbury Manor with a one-shot advantage and carded two eagles, five birdies and two bogeys to move to 21 under, five shots clear of countryman Steven Brown.



“My strategy will be the same as today,” he told europeantour.com. “Just control what I can do. I can’t control anyone that is going to come up behind me.

“This golf course does offer a lot of birdies so I’m sure at some point someone is going to have a run at me. All I can do is control what I can do and see where we are at the end of it.


“As I was swinging it well a lot of shots came off today and I gave myself a lot of chances. It was good fun out there.”

Sullivan set the tone with a remarkable drive to two feet on the par-four first for an eagle but he needed another eagle on the ninth to reclaim the lead from a charging Brandon Stone, who had six birdies before the turn.

As the South African faltered on the back nine, Brown became the nearest challenger, signing for a 66 that included him hitting the pin to be denied a hole in one on the sixth.



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But Sullivan was in no mood to be caught and picked up four birdies in six holes from the 12th, with a three-putt on the 13th his only blemish on the back nine.

Stone was alongside countryman Dean Burmester and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui at 15 under, a shot clear of a group including England’s Laurie Canter.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Andy Sullivan
-21
66
62
64
192
2
Steven Brown
-16
66
65
66
197
T3
Dean Burmester
-15
66
63
69
198
T3
Adrian Otaegui
-15
65
66
67
198
T3
Brandon Stone
-15
65
66
67
198
T6
Laurie Canter
-14
64
65
70
199
T6
Nicolas Colsaerts
-14
65
66
68
199
T6
Jason Scrivener
-14
64
69
66
199
T6
Martin Simonsen
-14
65
68
66
199
T10
Marcus Armitage
-13
68
69
63
200
T10
Dave Coupland
-13
69
65
66
200
T10
Jamie Donaldson
-13
67
64
69
200
T10
Ryan Fox
-13
67
67
66
200
T10
Wilco Nienaber
-13
68
65
67
200
T10
Jordan Smith
-13
68
65
67
200
T16
Rasmus Højgaard
-12
65
67
69
201
T16
Oscar Lengden
-12
65
66
70
201
T16
Ben Stow
-12
70
67
64
201
T16
Min Woo Lee
-12
64
67
70
201
T20
Alejandro Cañizares
-11
69
64
69
202
T20
Sean Crocker
-11
69
67
66
202
T20
Louis De Jager
-11
69
66
67
202
T20
Thomas Detry
-11
64
72
66
202
T20
Andrew Johnston
-11
66
65
71
202
T20
Cormac Sharvin
-11
63
70
69
202
T20
Connor Syme
-11
65
69
68
202
T20
Scott Vincent
-11
64
70
68
202
T28
Aaron Cockerill
-10
67
68
68
203
T28
Chris Paisley
-10
68
65
70
203
T28
Andrea Pavan
-10
68
68
67
203
T28
Richie Ramsay
-10
66
68
69
203
T28
Marc Warren
-10
68
68
67
203
T28
Lee Westwood
-10
66
69
68
203
T34
Richard Bland
-9
65
66
73
204
T34
Oliver Fisher
-9
67
68
69
204
T34
Nicolai Højgaard
-9
67
68
69
204
T34
Sihwan Kim
-9
67
65
72
204
T34
Robin Roussel
-9
67
69
68
204
T34
Callum Shinkwin
-9
68
67
69
204
T40
David Drysdale
-8
65
70
70
205
T40
Joachim B. Hansen
-8
69
66
70
205
T40
Scott Jamieson
-8
74
63
68
205
T40
Romain Langasque
-8
65
70
70
205
T40
Renato Paratore
-8
69
67
69
205
T40
Aaron Rai
-8
68
69
68
205
T40
Antoine Rozner
-8
67
69
69
205
T40
Ricardo Santos
-8
68
68
69
205
T40
Jack Senior
-8
65
72
68
205
T40
Matthew Southgate
-8
67
69
69
205
T50
Ewen Ferguson
-7
67
70
69
206
T50
Lorenzo Gagli
-7
68
69
69
206
T50
Julien Guerrier
-7
70
67
69
206
T50
Justin Harding
-7
67
65
74
206
T50
Richard McEvoy
-7
70
66
70
206
T50
Adrian Meronk
-7
66
69
71
206
T50
Thorbjørn Olesen
-7
66
70
70
206
T50
Marcel Schneider
-7
67
70
69
206
T50
Toby Tree
-7
67
67
72
206
T50
Johannes Veerman
-7
67
69
70
206
T50
Romain Wattel
-7
65
71
70
206
T61
Bryce Easton
-6
66
69
72
207
T61
Scott Hend
-6
71
66
70
207
T61
Tapio Pulkkanen
-6
70
67
70
207
T61
Lee Slattery
-6
69
67
71
207
T65
Rhys Enoch
-5
66
70
72
208
T65
David Howell
-5
64
71
73
208
T65
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-5
66
68
74
208
T65
Kalle Samooja
-5
67
70
71
208
T69
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
-3
71
66
73
210
T69
Pablo Larrazabal
-3
69
67
74
210
71
Bernd Ritthammer
-2
69
65
77
211
T72
Wil Besseling
-1
70
67
75
212
T72
David Law
-1
68
68
76
212
CUT
Maverick Antcliff
-4
66
72
138
CUT
Ashley Chesters
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Oliver Farr
-4
72
66
138
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
-4
69
69
138
CUT
David Horsey
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Matthew Jordan
-4
67
71
138
CUT
Niklas Lemke
-4
66
72
138
CUT
Ross McGowan
-4
69
69
138
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
-4
69
69
138
CUT
Carlos Pigem
-4
69
69
138
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
-4
72
66
138
CUT
Max Schmitt
-4
66
72
138
CUT
Jack Singh Brar
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Justin Walters
-4
70
68
138
CUT
Eduardo De la Riva
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Ben Evans
-3
67
72
139
CUT
Liam Johnston
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Søren Kjeldsen
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Francesco Laporta
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Jake McLeod
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Garrick Porteous
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Joël Stalter
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Lars van Meijel
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Tom Gandy
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
-2
72
68
140
CUT
James Morrison
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Oliver Wilson
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Ross Fisher
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Daan Huizing
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Adrien Saddier
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Dale Whitnell
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
E
72
70
142
CUT
Paul Dunne
E
70
72
142
CUT
Benjamin Poke
E
69
73
142
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
E
70
72
142
CUT
Graeme Storm
E
71
71
142
CUT
Thomas Bjørn
1
70
73
143
CUT
Michael Campbell
1
70
73
143
CUT
Damien Perrier
1
69
74
143
CUT
Joel Sjoholm
1
72
71
143
CUT
Julian Suri
1
68
75
143
CUT
Daniel Young (a)
1
70
73
143
CUT
Masahiro Kawamura
2
72
72
144
CUT
JC Ritchie
2
74
70
144
CUT
Steven Tiley
2
73
71
144
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
4
75
71
146
CUT
Sam Horsfield
4
73
73
146
CUT
Zander Lombard
4
73
73
146
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
5
73
74
147
CUT
Haydn Porteous
5
73
74
147
CUT
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
10
77
75
152
CUT
James Ruebotham
13
80
75
155