Hero Open R3

Grant Forrest and Calum Hill tied for the lead in Scotland

Hero Open 2021 R3
August 05-08
Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
€1,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Hero Open 2021 R3 - Grant Forrest and Calum Hill tied for the lead in Scotland
Grant Forrest on the 18th green. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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Grant Forrest and Calum Hill are tied for the lead at 18-under after the third round of the Hero Open at Fairmont St Andrews.


Hero Open 2021 R3

If either should win they would become the first home winner in Scotland on the European Tour since Paul Lawrie won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2012.

First round leader Calum Hill started the day three shots behind overnight leader Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark but produced three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 3rd to make the turn in 31. He faltered with bogeys at the 10th and 14th then recovered with birdies at the 15th and 18th to close with a 67 joining Forrest in the lead.


Hero Open 2021 R3

“I played really nice,” said Hill. “It was difficult to make putts when it got windy. I think that halted my score a little bit because today was my best ball-striking round but yeah, very happy.

“I’m very determined (to win). This is what you play for isn’t it? I’m looking forward to it, especially with a home crowd and family watching. I’ll be giving it my best.”


Hero Open 2021 R3

Forrest started seven shots behind Bjerregaard and a bogey at the first did not bode well but he quickly turned it around with a birdie at the 3rd and four consecutive birdies from the 6th to make the turn in 32. He made six more birdies on the back nine to close with a 62 matching the course record set by Bjerregaard on Friday.


Hero Open 2021 R3

“It was one of those days – bogey start as well and you’re thinking it’s not an ideal start,”said Forrest. The first couple of days I played nicely but couldn’t get anything going and didn’t really make a putt. Today I changed my putting grip and made pretty much everything and I think Lucas’ (Bjerregaard) putter has rubbed off on me a little bit. I just hit lots of really good putts today. It’s tough making putts in that wind, you need a little bit of luck and I got that so I’m delighted.

“I’ve been feeling confident in my game so I’m just trying to trust that, and trust that the good scores are going to come along.”

Spain’s Santiago Tarrio lies in solo third place after a round of 67 marred by a single bogey.

“It was a difficult day with the strong wind on the final 12 or 13 holes. I didn’t play good, but I made some birdie chances and made some par saves. I’ll try to play the same golf tomorrow.”


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Bjerregaard had an unfortunate start with a double bogey at the par-4 2nd hole. He made four birdies and a bogey to make the turn in 35 then parred the back nine to close with a 71 and a share of fourth place at 16-under alongside Scot David Law who shot a bogey-free 66.

“It was a bit more of a battle than yesterday,” said Bjerregaard. “I didn’t play my best today, especially off the tee and then when the conditions are like this you don’t get many looks at birdies. It got pretty windy on the back nine, I felt like I lost the grip on my putter a bit. Not great, but I’m still in the mix and it’s nice to be here again.

“I definitely have a lot more confidence now than I had at the start of the week. It’s always nice to produce a couple of good scores. It seems every event I ‘ve been hanging around the cut line coming in on Friday and it’s hard work and a grind and then I don’t have a great weekend and finish low. It was nice to fly though and make the cut easy yesterday and not have to worry about that.”

Hero Open 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Calum Hill
-18
63
68
67
198
T1
Grant Forrest
-18
68
68
62
198
3
Santiago Tarrio
-17
67
65
67
199
T4
Lucas Bjerregaard
-16
67
62
71
200
T4
David Law
-16
67
67
66
200
T6
Matthew Jordan
-15
67
66
68
201
T6
Berry Henson
-15
67
67
67
201
T8
Chase Hanna
-14
65
68
69
202
T8
Jordan Smith
-14
68
68
66
202
T8
James Morrison
-14
69
66
67
202
11
Justin Walters
-13
68
64
71
203
T12
Jonathan Caldwell
-12
64
70
70
204
T12
Matt Ford
-12
70
66
68
204
T12
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-12
65
68
71
204
T12
Toby Tree
-12
67
68
69
204
T16
Daniel Hillier
-10
69
70
67
206
T16
Niall Kearney
-10
71
69
66
206
T16
Richard McEvoy
-10
70
66
70
206
T16
Garrick Porteous
-10
69
69
68
206
T16
Callum Shinkwin
-10
69
68
69
206
T21
Bryce Easton
-9
67
69
71
207
T21
Craig Howie
-9
75
65
67
207
T21
Sihwan Kim
-9
69
65
73
207
T21
Hugo León
-9
67
70
70
207
T21
Chris Paisley
-9
66
72
69
207
T21
Richie Ramsay
-9
67
69
71
207
T21
Shubhankar Sharma
-9
67
67
73
207
T21
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-9
66
72
69
207
T29
Oliver Farr
-8
71
69
68
208
T29
Renato Paratore
-8
75
67
66
208
T29
Alvaro Quiros
-8
66
69
73
208
T32
Wil Besseling
-7
72
71
66
209
T32
Yi Keun Chang
-7
70
67
72
209
T32
Eduardo De la Riva
-7
68
67
74
209
T35
Jamie Donaldson
-6
73
67
70
210
T35
Bradley Dredge
-6
75
67
68
210
T35
Ross Fisher
-6
65
75
70
210
T35
Masahiro Kawamura
-6
73
68
69
210
T35
Marcus Kinhult
-6
71
71
68
210
T40
Marcus Armitage
-5
72
69
70
211
T40
Gaganjeet Bhullar
-5
76
67
68
211
T40
David Drysdale
-5
71
67
73
211
T40
Tyler Koivisto
-5
69
71
71
211
T40
Alexander Levy
-5
69
74
68
211
T45
Jorge Campillo
-4
72
70
70
212
T45
Rhys Enoch
-4
72
69
71
212
T45
Ryan Fox
-4
74
69
69
212
T45
Scott Hend
-4
72
69
71
212
T45
Adrian Otaegui
-4
67
70
75
212
T45
Darius van Driel
-4
71
67
74
212
T51
Ashley Chesters
-3
71
71
71
213
T51
Pedro Figueiredo
-3
68
71
74
213
T51
Daniel Gavins
-3
71
72
70
213
T51
Gavin Moynihan
-3
70
73
70
213
T51
Damien Perrier
-3
72
68
73
213
T51
Kristoffer Reitan
-3
67
73
73
213
T51
Ricardo Santos
-3
72
69
72
213
T51
Andy Sullivan
-3
73
67
73
213
T51
Lars van Meijel
-3
76
67
70
213
T60
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
74
68
72
214
T60
Anton Karlsson
-2
72
70
72
214
T60
Jake McLeod
-2
75
67
72
214
T60
Matthew Southgate
-2
72
68
74
214
T64
Carlos Pigem
-1
74
69
72
215
T64
Marcel Siem
-1
70
73
72
215
T64
Lee Slattery
-1
68
74
73
215
T64
Dale Whitnell
-1
73
68
74
215
T64
Daniel Young (a)
-1
75
68
72
215
T69
Matthew Baldwin
E
75
67
74
216
T69
Austin Bautista
E
72
70
74
216
T69
Alejandro Cañizares
E
73
70
73
216
T69
Frank Kennedy
E
72
71
73
216
73
Gary Stal
+1
69
74
74
217
T74
Kristoffer Broberg
+2
77
66
75
218
T74
SSP Chawrasia
+2
76
67
75
218
CUT
Dave Coupland
E
76
68
144
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
E
71
73
144
CUT
Philip Eriksson
E
74
70
144
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
E
73
71
144
CUT
Tom Gandy
E
78
66
144
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
73
71
144
CUT
Nicolai Højgaard
E
75
69
144
CUT
Scott Jamieson
E
71
73
144
CUT
Søren Kjeldsen
E
74
70
144
CUT
Ryan Lumsden (a)
E
73
71
144
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
E
77
67
144
CUT
Martin Simonsen
E
76
68
144
CUT
Graeme Storm
E
76
68
144
CUT
Julian Suri
E
75
69
144
CUT
Connor Syme
E
73
71
144
CUT
Oliver Wilson
E
76
68
144
CUT
Aron Zemmer
E
71
73
144
CUT
Daniel van Tonder
E
74
70
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+1
75
70
145
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Shiv Kapur
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Paul Peterson
+1
77
68
145
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Laird Shepherd (a)
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Paul Waring
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Chris Wood
+1
75
70
145
CUT
David Dixon
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Ben Evans
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Oliver Fisher
+2
76
70
146
CUT
Liam Johnston
+2
78
68
146
CUT
Francesco Laporta
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Haotong Li
+2
77
69
146
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Jesper Sandborg
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Clement Sordet
+2
79
67
146
CUT
Paul Dunne
+3
79
68
147
CUT
Niklas Lemke
+3
77
70
147
CUT
Paul O’Hara
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
+4
72
76
148
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Marc Warren
+4
78
70
148
CUT
Robin Williams
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Deyen Lawson
+5
78
71
149
CUT
Robert Rock
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Graham Fox
+6
74
76
150
CUT
Janne Kaske
+6
73
77
150
CUT
Max Schmitt
+6
77
73
150
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
+7
80
71
151
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+7
80
71
151
CUT
Josh Geary
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
+7
72
79
151
CUT
Matthias Schmid
+7
80
71
151
CUT
Jordan Wrisdale
+7
80
71
151
CUT
David Horsey
+8
81
71
152
CUT
David Howell
+8
77
75
152
CUT
Ross McGowan
+8
80
72
152
CUT
Benjamin Poke
+8
81
71
152
CUT
Adrien Saddier
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Euan Walker (a)
+8
79
73
152
CUT
Jeff Winther
+8
79
73
152
CUT
Pep Angles
+9
79
74
153
CUT
Tom McKibbin
+9
79
74
153
CUT
Romain Wattel
+10
78
76
154
CUT
Chris Doak
+17
90
71
161
CUT
Jake Bolton
+18
83
79
162
W/D
Joel Stalter
+11
83
83