European Tour

KLM Open 2018

September 13-16

The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands

€1,800,000

September 13-16

The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands

€1,800,000

Round 3

Wood rises to the top in Spijk

September 15, 2018

Chris Wood will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the KLM Open after carding a six under par third round of 65 at The Dutch.

Wood rises to the top in Spijk, © Getty Images

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“I'm pleasantly surprised. I finished poorly last night and as I alluded to, I'm making a couple of quite big swing changes at the moment."

“I got into the round, hit a couple of loose shots to start with but I've got enough experience now, there's no need to let it get away from me."

“I'll just keep chipping away, I'm hitting the ball okay, keep doing my thing and the birdies will come."

“My target was 15 under for the tournament so I'm going to look a little bit differently at that now. I'll take another 65 tomorrow if you offer it me now.”

The Englishman started the day five shots behind overnight leader Ashun Wu, and after reaching the turn in 34 the three-time European Tour winner left himself with work to do to overtake Hideto Tanihara, who had taken the clubhouse lead following a course-record-equalling score of 63.

But following five birdies over his closing nine holes Wood soared into top spot and holds a one-shot advantage over Tanihara, Wu and countryman Jonathan Thomson with 18 holes to go in The Netherlands.

“It was great," said Thomson. "I started off really strong today, I hit a few great tee shots on one and two and then holed a few putts again and it's always nice to get off to a start like that."

“Me and my caddie have done a really good job this week of reining it in when we needed to rein it in and not be so aggressive. I had more opportunities to be aggressive over the back nine but with the wind blowing today was not the day for that."

“This is fantastic and it's what we're all here to do – to be in contention. Let's just have some fun out there. There might be times when it's tough and there might be times when it's easy but you have to just go out and enjoy it out there.”

Tanihara's bogey-free eight under par round was the second score which equalled the course record at The Dutch today, with Belgium's Thomas Detry reeling off nine birdies en route to his 63 early on Day Three – South Africa's Brandon Stone and home favourite Joost Luiten both shot 63 in 2016.

“I heard that it was a course record but I wasn't concentrating on that today – I just focused on my own game today," said Tanihara.

“My playing partners did exceptionally well today but I tried not to think too much about what they were doing and concentrated more on my myself."

“It is my goal to win this tournament and I am very happy to be in this position going into the final day.”

Two shots off the lead is England's Richard McEvoy who also rose up the leaderboard after a seven under par 64, while Ryder Cup Vice Captain Padraig Harrington finds himself in contention again after a six under par 65 today – leaving him three off the pace.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Chris Wood
ENG
-13
65
70
65
200
T2
Ashun Wu
CHI
-12
64
66
71
201
T2
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-12
68
70
63
201
T2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-12
69
64
68
201
5
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-11
67
71
64
202
T6
David Drysdale
SCO
-10
69
65
69
203
T6
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-10
68
70
65
203
T8
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-9
71
68
65
204
T8
Thomas Detry
BEL
-9
74
67
63
204
T10
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
68
66
71
205
T10
Jordan Smith
ENG
-8
66
71
68
205
T12
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-7
66
71
69
206
T12
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-7
66
69
71
206
T12
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-7
70
67
69
206
T12
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-7
73
66
67
206
T12
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-7
67
71
68
206
T12
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-7
69
71
66
206
T12
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-7
70
67
69
206
T12
Steve Webster
ENG
-7
69
70
67
206
T20
Austin Connelly
CAN
-6
68
70
69
207
T20
Daniel Im
USA
-6
72
66
69
207
T20
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-6
66
72
69
207
T20
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-6
69
69
69
207
T20
Martin Kaymer
GER
-6
70
67
70
207
T20
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
68
69
70
207
T20
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-6
66
73
68
207
T27
Josh Geary
NZL
-5
72
69
67
208
T27
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-5
68
71
69
208
T27
Sam Brazel
AUS
-5
69
71
68
208
T27
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-5
68
67
73
208
T31
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-4
70
71
68
209
T31
Justin Walters
RSA
-4
69
72
68
209
T31
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-4
70
70
69
209
T31
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
66
72
71
209
T31
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
67
71
71
209
T31
Paul Peterson
USA
-4
68
69
72
209
T31
Richard Bland
ENG
-4
70
70
69
209
T31
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
70
68
71
209
T39
Alexander Levy
FRA
-3
69
68
73
210
T39
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-3
66
71
73
210
T39
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
66
73
71
210
T39
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
67
72
71
210
T43
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-2
69
72
70
211
T43
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
71
66
74
211
T43
Connor Syme
SCO
-2
69
70
72
211
T43
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-2
70
68
73
211
T43
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
67
73
71
211
T43
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-2
67
72
72
211
T43
Max Albertus
NED
-2
69
71
71
211
T43
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
74
67
70
211
T43
Renato Paratore
ITA
-2
66
70
75
211
T43
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-2
73
68
70
211
T43
Simon Khan
ENG
-2
70
71
70
211
T54
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
68
73
71
212
T54
Johan Edfors
SWE
-1
70
70
72
212
T54
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
66
72
74
212
T57
Bradley Neil
SCO
Par
66
71
76
213
T57
Chase Koepka
USA
Par
69
71
73
213
T57
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
67
70
76
213
T57
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
69
70
74
213
T57
Kevin Stadler
USA
Par
66
74
73
213
T57
Sebastian Heisele
GER
Par
73
68
72
213
T63
George Coetzee
RSA
1
69
69
76
214
T63
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
67
72
75
214
T63
Lee Westwood
ENG
1
68
71
75
214
T63
Mark Reynolds
NED
1
73
68
73
214
T67
Adam Bland
AUS
2
69
70
76
215
T67
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
2
70
71
74
215
T67
Matthew Jordan
ENG
2
70
70
75
215
T67
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
2
67
72
76
215
T67
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
68
73
74
215
T67
Sam Horsfield
ENG
2
69
69
77
215
73
Darren Fichardt
RSA
3
69
71
76
216
74
David Horsey
ENG
4
69
72
76
217
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
66
76
-
142
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
74
68
-
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
Par
72
70
-
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
Par
69
73
-
142
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
67
75
-
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
69
73
-
142
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
1
69
74
-
143
CUT
Jerry Ji
NED
1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
69
75
-
144
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
2
71
73
-
144
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
2
71
73
-
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Davey Porsius
NED
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
75
69
-
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
69
75
-
144
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
68
76
-
144
CUT
Koen Kouwenaar
NED
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
2
74
70
-
144
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
2
70
74
-
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
72
72
-
144
CUT
Reinier Saxton
NED
2
73
71
-
144
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
2
72
72
-
144
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
2
69
75
-
144
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
71
73
-
144
CUT
David Howell
ENG
3
73
72
-
145
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
3
70
75
-
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
3
72
73
-
145
CUT
Luke Joy
ENG
3
72
73
-
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
3
75
70
-
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
73
72
-
145
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
76
69
-
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
4
72
74
-
146
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
4
72
74
-
146
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
4
71
75
-
146
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
4
69
77
-
146
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
67
79
-
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
4
69
77
-
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
77
70
-
147
CUT
Jamie Elson
ENG
6
74
74
-
148
CUT
Jurrian van der Vaart
NED
6
72
76
-
148
CUT
Lukas Euler
GER
6
75
73
-
148
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
7
73
76
-
149
CUT
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
7
75
74
-
149
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
7
70
79
-
149
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
7
73
76
-
149
CUT
Robbie van West
NED
7
73
76
-
149
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
7
74
75
-
149
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
8
77
73
-
150
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
8
73
77
-
150
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
9
80
71
-
151
CUT
Kiet van der Weele
NED
9
77
74
-
151
CUT
Ralph Miller
NED
9
72
79
-
151
CUT
Dylan Boshart
NED
10
76
76
-
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
10
76
76
-
152
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
10
77
75
-
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
12
70
84
-
154
CUT
Simon Dyson
ENG
12
74
80
-
154
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
14
78
78
-
156
CUT
Maarten Bosch
NED
20
80
82
-
162
CUT
Stan Kraai
NED
21
78
85
-
163
CUT
Aydan Verdonk
NED
27
83
86
-
169
RET
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
72
-
-
72
RET
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
78
-
-
78
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
71
-
-
71
RET
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
72
-
-
72
RET
Mark Foster
ENG
Par
70
-
-
70
RET
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
Par
82
-
-
82
RET
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
-
-
-
0
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Chris Wood
ENG
-13
200
T2
Ashun Wu
CHI
-12
201
T2
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-12
201
T2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-12
201
5
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-11
202
T6
David Drysdale
SCO
-10
203
T6
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-10
203
T8
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-9
204
T8
Thomas Detry
BEL
-9
204
T10
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
205
T10
Jordan Smith
ENG
-8
205
T12
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-7
206
T12
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-7
206
T12
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-7
206
T12
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-7
206
T12
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-7
206
T12
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-7
206
T12
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-7
206
T12
Steve Webster
ENG
-7
206
T20
Austin Connelly
CAN
-6
207
T20
Daniel Im
USA
-6
207
T20
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-6
207
T20
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-6
207
T20
Martin Kaymer
GER
-6
207
T20
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
207
T20
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-6
207
T27
Josh Geary
NZL
-5
208
T27
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-5
208
T27
Sam Brazel
AUS
-5
208
T27
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-5
208
T31
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-4
209
T31
Justin Walters
RSA
-4
209
T31
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-4
209
T31
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
209
T31
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-4
209
T31
Paul Peterson
USA
-4
209
T31
Richard Bland
ENG
-4
209
T31
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
209
T39
Alexander Levy
FRA
-3
210
T39
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-3
210
T39
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-3
210
T39
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
210
T43
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-2
211
T43
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-2
211
T43
Connor Syme
SCO
-2
211
T43
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-2
211
T43
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
211
T43
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-2
211
T43
Max Albertus
NED
-2
211
T43
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
211
T43
Renato Paratore
ITA
-2
211
T43
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-2
211
T43
Simon Khan
ENG
-2
211
T54
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
212
T54
Johan Edfors
SWE
-1
212
T54
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
212
T57
Bradley Neil
SCO
Par
213
T57
Chase Koepka
USA
Par
213
T57
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
213
T57
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
213
T57
Kevin Stadler
USA
Par
213
T57
Sebastian Heisele
GER
Par
213
T63
George Coetzee
RSA
1
214
T63
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
214
T63
Lee Westwood
ENG
1
214
T63
Mark Reynolds
NED
1
214
T67
Adam Bland
AUS
2
215
T67
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
2
215
T67
Matthew Jordan
ENG
2
215
T67
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
2
215
T67
Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
215
T67
Sam Horsfield
ENG
2
215
73
Darren Fichardt
RSA
3
216
74
David Horsey
ENG
4
217
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
Par
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
142
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
142
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
142
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
142
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
142
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
Par
142
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
142
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
142
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
1
143
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
1
143
CUT
Jerry Ji
NED
1
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
1
143
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
143
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
1
143
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
143
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
143
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
144
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
2
144
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
2
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
144
CUT
Davey Porsius
NED
2
144
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
144
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
144
CUT
Koen Kouwenaar
NED
2
144
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
2
144
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
2
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
144
CUT
Reinier Saxton
NED
2
144
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
2
144
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
2
144
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
144
CUT
David Howell
ENG
3
145
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
3
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
3
145
CUT
Luke Joy
ENG
3
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
3
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
145
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
4
146
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
4
146
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
4
146
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
4
146
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
4
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
5
147
CUT
Jamie Elson
ENG
6
148
CUT
Jurrian van der Vaart
NED
6
148
CUT
Lukas Euler
GER
6
148
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
7
149
CUT
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
7
149
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
7
149
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
7
149
CUT
Robbie van West
NED
7
149
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
7
149
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
8
150
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
8
150
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
9
151
CUT
Kiet van der Weele
NED
9
151
CUT
Ralph Miller
NED
9
151
CUT
Dylan Boshart
NED
10
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
10
152
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
10
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
12
154
CUT
Simon Dyson
ENG
12
154
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
14
156
CUT
Maarten Bosch
NED
20
162
CUT
Stan Kraai
NED
21
163
CUT
Aydan Verdonk
NED
27
169
RET
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
72
RET
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
78
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
71
RET
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
72
RET
Mark Foster
ENG
Par
70
RET
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
Par
82
RET
Scott Hend
AUS
Par
0