European Challenge Tour

Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge

July 19-22

Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil

July 19-22

Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil

Round 3

Momentum remains with McEvoy ahead of final day

July 21, 2018

A patient Richard McEvoy will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge after signing for a three under par 68 on Day Three.

Momentum remains with McEvoy ahead of final day, © Getty Images

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The Englishman is on 15 under in total while Steven Tiley and Ross Kellett share second place on 11 under, with Tiley posting a blistering nine under par 62 to rocket up the leaderboard.

The third round action got under way at 11.30am local time after play was suspended due to heavy rain on Friday at Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil and numerous groups were required to finish their second rounds early on Saturday.

All eyes were on Tiley, playing in one of the first groups of the day, as he carded nine birdies without a blemish to put the pressure on halfway leader McEvoy who began the day on 12 under.

But after opening with nine pars, McEvoy found his rhythm on the back nine with four birdies and a single bogey to retain the lead for the third day in succession.

He admits his frustration with his level par front nine, but the Englishman believes his birdie-birdie finish is the perfect preparation for tomorrow's final round.

“The front nine was a bit frustrating,” he said. “I didn't play great, but I played ok. The other boys were making putts and making birdies and I just couldn't sink them. I was rolling the ball nicely but nothing was really going in, so it was a bit frustrating.

“The back nine was great. I had a little mishap for a couple of holes in the middle where I lost my swing a little bit but then I found something playing 14.

“I played the last few holes really nicely so it was a nice way to finish going into tomorrow.

“I think patience was the key for me today. My game wasn't great but it was okay and I got a bit frustrated at times but I stayed patient and it came good at the end.

“I birdied three of the last five holes so it was a lovely way to finish and it gives me a bit of leeway going in to tomorrow.”

McEvoy has previously won twice on the European Challenge Tour but he admits it is a different proposition to possess such a commanding lead with 18 holes to play.

“I know how to win, I've done it before, but I've never really won from the front,” the 2005 Panasonic Panama Open winner said.  “In Scotland last year, I was only one clear so it's a little bit different being four or five clear, like I was today.

“I found it quite hard actually, in a way, because I sat on the back foot a little bit and didn't play as aggressively as I did in the first two days. I was trying to play a little bit more aggressively but my swing wasn't quite allowing me to as I was losing it a little bit.

“You can't really see many leaderboards on the front nine so you only really notice it when you come to the ninth.

“Steve Tiley obviously got off to a great start and to finish nine under is very, very good. We'll be having some banter tomorrow, he's a good friend, so I look forward to playing with him tomorrow.”

Oliver Bekker sits third on the leaderboard on ten under par and he's followed by Thomas Linard, Gavin Moynihan, Jamie Rutherford and Borja Virto on nine under.

In tied ninth are Emilio Cuartero Blanco, Marco Iten, Adrian Meronk and Christopher Mivis, who are all seven shots off the lead on eight under par.

The final round will begin at 08.10am local time on Sunday.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
MCEVOY, Richard
-15
64
66
68
198
2
KELLETT, Ross
-11
66
69
67
202
TILEY, Steven
-11
69
71
62
202
4
BEKKER, Oliver
-10
67
68
68
203
5
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-9
68
67
69
204
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-9
67
69
68
204
VIRTO, Borja
-9
69
69
66
204
LINARD, Thomas
-9
68
69
67
204
9
ITEN, Marco
-8
72
67
66
205
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-8
70
65
70
205
MIVIS, Christopher
-8
65
71
69
205
MERONK, Adrian
-8
70
70
65
205
13
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-7
71
68
67
206
HUIZING, Daan
-7
73
66
67
206
PLANT, Alfie
-7
70
69
67
206
16
STEWART, Duncan
-6
69
69
69
207
ROZNER, Antoine
-6
69
69
69
207
MCDONALD, Jack
-6
71
67
69
207
FORD, Matt
-6
68
70
69
207
FERGUSON, Ewen
-6
72
67
68
207
LANGASQUE, Romain
-6
69
72
66
207
KIMSEY, Nathan
-6
69
70
68
207
ERKENBECK, James
-6
75
65
67
207
MEJOW, Philipp
-6
73
66
68
207
25
CIANCHETTI, Luca
-5
68
68
72
208
SERNA, Óscar
-5
72
66
70
208
ORRIN, Max
-5
69
71
68
208
CARLSSON, Johan
-5
69
69
70
208
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-5
70
71
67
208
30
KIM, Minkyu
-4
73
68
68
209
HOEY, Michael
-4
69
72
68
209
KAKKO, Roope
-4
70
71
68
209
GRENIER, Anthony
-4
71
69
69
209
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-4
71
69
69
209
35
RIU, Victor
-3
68
69
73
210
PEREZ, Victor
-3
68
73
69
210
MADDY, Paul
-3
65
70
75
210
MACINTYRE, Robert
-3
71
70
69
210
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
72
66
72
210
BERARDO, Clément
-3
69
72
69
210
TARVER-JONES, Peter
-3
67
72
71
210
HILL, Calum
-3
70
70
70
210
43
TREE, Toby
-2
72
69
70
211
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
71
70
70
211
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
-2
71
70
70
211
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-2
72
68
71
211
LIMA, José-Filipe
-2
71
68
72
211
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-2
70
71
70
211
49
ROBERTSHAWE, Samuel
-1
72
64
76
212
CASEY, Harry
-1
72
69
71
212
ADAMS, James
-1
70
71
71
212
52
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste
Par
70
70
73
213
O'BRIAIN, Neil
Par
70
71
72
213
TACHER, Nicolas
Par
72
69
72
213
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
Par
72
68
73
213
MANLEY, Stuart
Par
69
71
73
213
CAPON, Louis
Par
68
71
74
213
58
DUBOIS, Edouard
1
68
73
73
214
VAN DRIEL, Darius
1
70
70
74
214
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
1
71
70
73
214
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
1
71
69
74
214
62
ROZNER, Oliv
2
69
72
74
215
63
BRUN, Julien
7
70
71
79
220
64
SHARVIN, Cormac*
Par
72
70
-
142
LLOYD, Chris
Par
72
70
-
142
LINDELL, Oliver
Par
72
70
-
142
COCHA, Tommy
Par
76
66
-
142
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
Par
69
73
-
142
MATUS, Stanislav
Par
76
66
-
142
MACCARIO, Federico
Par
72
70
-
142
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
Par
71
71
-
142
72
EASTON, Bryce*
1
73
70
-
143
PENDARIES (AM), Adrien
1
73
70
-
143
STAL, Gary*
1
73
70
-
143
VENTURA, Kristoffer
1
73
70
-
143
ROUSSEL, Robin*
1
72
71
-
143
EINHAUS, Sean*
1
76
67
-
143
STOW, Ben*
1
70
73
-
143
SINGH BRAR, Jack
1
75
68
-
143
GRESSIER, Julien
1
71
72
-
143
81
BOYD, Gary
2
72
72
-
144
BUIJS, Lars
2
70
74
-
144
LACROIX (AM), Frederic*
2
75
69
-
144
CULLEN, Nick*
2
74
70
-
144
GANDON (AM), Jeremy*
2
75
69
-
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
2
74
70
-
144
HJELM, Rasmus
2
75
69
-
144
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
2
77
67
-
144
MCBRIDE, Paul*
2
75
69
-
144
PERRIER, Damien
2
74
70
-
144
91
CHAPMAN, Adam
3
74
71
-
145
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard*
3
72
73
-
145
FRITSCH, Florian*
3
71
74
-
145
ARNAUS, Adri*
3
71
74
-
145
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
3
73
72
-
145
FINCH, Richard*
3
71
74
-
145
PIAGET, Sandro*
3
69
76
-
145
GEYGER, Nico
3
73
72
-
145
KNAPPE, Alexander
3
73
72
-
145
VAISANEN, Linus
3
76
69
-
145
101
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
4
75
71
-
146
SAINZ, Javier
4
74
72
-
146
VIEILLEDENT, Erwan*
4
72
74
-
146
ESPAÑA, Edouard
4
74
72
-
146
EVANS, Ben
4
71
75
-
146
VELASCO, Alvaro*
4
74
72
-
146
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
4
72
74
-
146
DI NITTO, Enrico*
4
71
75
-
146
109
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis*
5
71
76
-
147
LEON, Hugo*
5
75
72
-
147
LAW, David
5
78
69
-
147
SHIELDS, Paul
5
74
73
-
147
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
5
77
70
-
147
ALTMEYER, Mickael*
5
76
71
-
147
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard*
5
72
75
-
147
MADSEN, Morten Ørum*
5
77
70
-
147
DEBOVE (AM), Quentin
5
79
68
-
147
SNOBECK, Anthony*
5
73
74
-
147
COUPADE, Jules*
5
76
71
-
147
120
HUTSBY, Sam
6
80
68
-
148
DOHERTY, Jack*
6
76
72
-
148
KHAN, Simon*
6
77
71
-
148
KING, Gary*
6
74
74
-
148
MRUZEK, Filip
6
73
75
-
148
125
CALMELS, François
8
78
72
-
150
SARASTI, Juan
8
72
78
-
150
CALDERON, Matias*
8
75
75
-
150
128
ARONSEN, Christian*
9
81
70
-
151
ROSAYE, Amaury
9
74
77
-
151
130
CATHERINE (AM), Edgar*
11
76
77
-
153
WITTMANN, Sebastian*
11
73
80
-
153
132
MARSH, Nick*
12
79
75
-
154
FOOS, Dominic
12
75
79
-
154
134
JOHNSTON, Liam
13
82
73
-
155
AUBOIN (AM), Antoine*
13
82
73
-
155
136
BOASSON, Axel
14
83
73
-
156
137
VOISARD, Jeremy*
18
83
77
-
160
138
TESTELIN, Sam*
21
82
81
-
163
W/D
LAFEBER, Maarten
4
4
-
-
-
RETD
DOAK, Chris*
8
74
5
-
-
RETD
BIHAN, Alan
9
73
7
-
-
RETD
SAXTON, Reinier*
9
77
3
-
-
RETD
DAVIES, Rhys
15
83
3
-
-
RETD
BENSON, Seve*
6
75
2
-
-
RETD
McGOWAN, Ross
4
70
5
-
-
RETD
PARRY, John*
6
6
-
-
-
RETD
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-4
70
69
-
-
RETD
CALDWELL, Jonathan*
8
76
3
-
-
RETD
ABBOTT, Jamie
5
71
5
-
-
RETD
MARGUERY, Raphael
13
80
4
-
-
RETD
MCELROY, Dermot
7
73
5
-
-
RETD
MAW, James*
7
73
5
-
-
RETD
STALTER, Joël
13
77
7
-
-
RETD
RENARD, Anthony*
4
70
5
-
-
W/D
HOWARD, Paul
8
79
-
-
-
DISQ
BROWN, Daniel*
-2
69
-
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
MCEVOY, Richard
-15
198
2
KELLETT, Ross
-11
202
TILEY, Steven
-11
202
4
BEKKER, Oliver
-10
203
5
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-9
204
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-9
204
VIRTO, Borja
-9
204
LINARD, Thomas
-9
204
9
ITEN, Marco
-8
205
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-8
205
MIVIS, Christopher
-8
205
MERONK, Adrian
-8
205
13
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-7
206
HUIZING, Daan
-7
206
PLANT, Alfie
-7
206
16
STEWART, Duncan
-6
207
ROZNER, Antoine
-6
207
MCDONALD, Jack
-6
207
FORD, Matt
-6
207
FERGUSON, Ewen
-6
207
LANGASQUE, Romain
-6
207
KIMSEY, Nathan
-6
207
ERKENBECK, James
-6
207
MEJOW, Philipp
-6
207
25
CIANCHETTI, Luca
-5
208
SERNA, Óscar
-5
208
ORRIN, Max
-5
208
CARLSSON, Johan
-5
208
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-5
208
30
KIM, Minkyu
-4
209
HOEY, Michael
-4
209
KAKKO, Roope
-4
209
GRENIER, Anthony
-4
209
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-4
209
35
RIU, Victor
-3
210
PEREZ, Victor
-3
210
MADDY, Paul
-3
210
MACINTYRE, Robert
-3
210
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
210
BERARDO, Clément
-3
210
TARVER-JONES, Peter
-3
210
HILL, Calum
-3
210
43
TREE, Toby
-2
211
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
211
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
-2
211
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-2
211
LIMA, José-Filipe
-2
211
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-2
211
49
ROBERTSHAWE, Samuel
-1
212
CASEY, Harry
-1
212
ADAMS, James
-1
212
52
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste
Par
213
O'BRIAIN, Neil
Par
213
TACHER, Nicolas
Par
213
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
Par
213
MANLEY, Stuart
Par
213
CAPON, Louis
Par
213
58
DUBOIS, Edouard
1
214
VAN DRIEL, Darius
1
214
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
1
214
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
1
214
62
ROZNER, Oliv
2
215
63
BRUN, Julien
7
220
64
SHARVIN, Cormac*
Par
142
LLOYD, Chris
Par
142
LINDELL, Oliver
Par
142
COCHA, Tommy
Par
142
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
Par
142
MATUS, Stanislav
Par
142
MACCARIO, Federico
Par
142
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
Par
142
72
EASTON, Bryce*
1
143
PENDARIES (AM), Adrien
1
143
STAL, Gary*
1
143
VENTURA, Kristoffer
1
143
ROUSSEL, Robin*
1
143
EINHAUS, Sean*
1
143
STOW, Ben*
1
143
SINGH BRAR, Jack
1
143
GRESSIER, Julien
1
143
81
BOYD, Gary
2
144
BUIJS, Lars
2
144
LACROIX (AM), Frederic*
2
144
CULLEN, Nick*
2
144
GANDON (AM), Jeremy*
2
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
2
144
HJELM, Rasmus
2
144
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
2
144
MCBRIDE, Paul*
2
144
PERRIER, Damien
2
144
91
CHAPMAN, Adam
3
145
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard*
3
145
FRITSCH, Florian*
3
145
ARNAUS, Adri*
3
145
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
3
145
FINCH, Richard*
3
145
PIAGET, Sandro*
3
145
GEYGER, Nico
3
145
KNAPPE, Alexander
3
145
VAISANEN, Linus
3
145
101
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
4
146
SAINZ, Javier
4
146
VIEILLEDENT, Erwan*
4
146
ESPAÑA, Edouard
4
146
EVANS, Ben
4
146
VELASCO, Alvaro*
4
146
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
4
146
DI NITTO, Enrico*
4
146
109
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis*
5
147
LEON, Hugo*
5
147
LAW, David
5
147
SHIELDS, Paul
5
147
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
5
147
ALTMEYER, Mickael*
5
147
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard*
5
147
MADSEN, Morten Ørum*
5
147
DEBOVE (AM), Quentin
5
147
SNOBECK, Anthony*
5
147
COUPADE, Jules*
5
147
120
HUTSBY, Sam
6
148
DOHERTY, Jack*
6
148
KHAN, Simon*
6
148
KING, Gary*
6
148
MRUZEK, Filip
6
148
125
CALMELS, François
8
150
SARASTI, Juan
8
150
CALDERON, Matias*
8
150
128
ARONSEN, Christian*
9
151
ROSAYE, Amaury
9
151
130
CATHERINE (AM), Edgar*
11
153
WITTMANN, Sebastian*
11
153
132
MARSH, Nick*
12
154
FOOS, Dominic
12
154
134
JOHNSTON, Liam
13
155
AUBOIN (AM), Antoine*
13
155
136
BOASSON, Axel
14
156
137
VOISARD, Jeremy*
18
160
138
TESTELIN, Sam*
21
163
W/D
LAFEBER, Maarten
4
-
RETD
DOAK, Chris*
8
-
RETD
BIHAN, Alan
9
-
RETD
SAXTON, Reinier*
9
-
RETD
DAVIES, Rhys
15
-
RETD
BENSON, Seve*
6
-
RETD
McGOWAN, Ross
4
-
RETD
PARRY, John*
6
-
RETD
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-4
-
RETD
CALDWELL, Jonathan*
8
-
RETD
ABBOTT, Jamie
5
-
RETD
MARGUERY, Raphael
13
-
RETD
MCELROY, Dermot
7
-
RETD
MAW, James*
7
-
RETD
STALTER, Joël
13
-
RETD
RENARD, Anthony*
4
-
W/D
HOWARD, Paul
8
-
DISQ
BROWN, Daniel*
-2
-