Omega European Masters R3

Paratore and Crocker move into lead in Switzerland

European Masters 2021 R3
August 26-29
Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
€2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

European Masters 2021 R3 - Paratore and Crocker move into lead in Switzerland
Renato Paratore (Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

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Renato Paratore of Italy and American Sean Crocker made the most of the challenging conditions at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club and moved into a shared lead at 10-under in the Omega European Masters.


European Masters 2021 R3

“Today I enjoyed it a lot, I made a lot of good saves and the crowd was also amazing,” said Paratore. Over the last few holes I holed a bunker shot and had some up-and-downs to finish with a good one under.

“We play to enjoy it and to entertain the crowds, so it was good, there were lots of Italians and a good support.

“I didn’t play my best golf today, but in these tough conditions I managed to shoot one under, which for today was a really good score, normally maybe not that good.”


European Masters 2021 R3

Paratore produced four birdies and three bogeys for a 69 while Crocker signed for a 64, the low round of the day, after firing six birdies, an eagle at the par-5 14th and two bogeys.

“It was one of those rounds where I didn’t really know what was going on, it just kind of went that way,” said Crocker.


European Masters 2021 R3

“I bogeyed the first hole, got a bit aggressive and banged driver down two, had about 64 yards to the pin and had an easy birdie there. Kind of got the momentum going from there.

“It was kind of tough out there, wind swirling, I just had to play my own golf and stay away from the leaderboard.

“I’ll just play my game, whatever happens tomorrow it’s just one of those things. If I win, I don’t, it doesn’t matter to me, I just want to go and play some golf.”


European Masters 2021 R3

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“The scores suggest (how difficult it was). It was colder, the wind was a slightly different direction, which seemed to make it more difficult. Sometimes the ball would get through it, sometimes it would pick it up, so compared to the first two days I found it was more difficult to hit it close, pick the yardages.

“The first and the fourth are playing quite tough, so once you get through them it starts to open up slightly. You’ve still got to hit the shots and take advantage of them, but once you get through them you feel like you can pick up some birdies, and eagles of course. The par fives were all reachable.

“It was frustrating, I missed loads of chances coming in, on ten, 13, silly three putt on 14, I missed another smallish putt on 16. I was playing alright, I just couldn’t hole any putts so it was nice to get one to drop on 17, annoying to give it back on 18 straight away. Towards the end it was just about keeping myself in in, not doing anything stupid.”


European Masters 2021 R3

Pos.
Playoff
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Sean Crocker
-10
71
65
64
200
T1
Renato Paratore
-10
65
66
69
200
T3
Jorge Campillo
-9
68
64
69
201
T3
Matthew Jordan
-9
67
65
69
201
T3
Ross McGowan
-9
68
64
69
201
T6
Dean Burmester
-8
64
65
73
202
T6
John Catlin
-8
68
65
69
202
T6
Adrien Saddier
-8
68
69
65
202
T9
Benjamin Hebert
-7
67
68
68
203
T9
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-7
63
70
70
203
T9
Shubhankar Sharma
-7
68
68
67
203
T9
Marcel Siem
-7
66
68
69
203
T9
Andy Sullivan
-7
64
66
73
203
T9
Bernd Wiesberger
-7
67
67
69
203
T15
Nicolas Colsaerts
-6
65
74
65
204
T15
Thomas Detry
-6
65
65
74
204
T15
Rasmus Højgaard
-6
68
66
70
204
T15
Alexander Levy
-6
69
68
67
204
T15
James Morrison
-6
60
74
70
204
T15
Paul Peterson
-6
65
73
66
204
T21
Marcus Armitage
-5
63
73
69
205
T21
Wil Besseling
-5
71
66
68
205
T21
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-5
69
69
67
205
T21
Calum Hill
-5
68
70
67
205
T21
Masahiro Kawamura
-5
67
71
67
205
T21
Bryden Macpherson
-5
69
68
68
205
T27
Alexander Björk
-4
67
69
70
206
T27
Jamie Donaldson
-4
67
66
73
206
T27
Justin Harding
-4
66
66
74
206
T27
Scott Jamieson
-4
67
67
72
206
T27
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-4
69
67
70
206
T27
Marcus Kinhult
-4
70
68
68
206
T27
Richard McEvoy
-4
70
68
68
206
T27
Adrian Meronk
-4
70
69
67
206
T27
Guido Migliozzi
-4
67
70
69
206
T27
Lee Slattery
-4
70
67
69
206
T27
Henrik Stenson
-4
71
64
71
206
T27
Oliver Wilson
-4
70
69
67
206
T27
Jeff Winther
-4
70
67
69
206
T27
Daniel van Tonder
-4
66
70
70
206
T41
Darren Fichardt
-3
66
70
71
207
T41
Martin Kaymer
-3
68
69
70
207
T41
Søren Kjeldsen
-3
72
64
71
207
T41
Min Woo Lee
-3
66
67
74
207
T41
Francesco Molinari
-3
72
64
71
207
T41
Sebastian Soderberg
-3
66
67
74
207
T47
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
-2
67
70
71
208
T47
Gavin Kyle Green
-2
74
65
69
208
T47
Julien Guerrier
-2
65
74
69
208
T47
Mikko Korhonen
-2
71
66
71
208
T51
Pietro Bovari (a)
-1
65
74
70
209
T51
Ashley Chesters
-1
67
71
71
209
T51
Andrew Johnston
-1
68
66
75
209
T51
Victor Perez
-1
68
68
73
209
T51
Julian Suri
-1
72
65
72
209
T56
Nino Bertasio
E
69
69
72
210
T56
Rikard Karlberg
E
67
71
72
210
T56
Antoine Rozner
E
69
70
71
210
59
Andrea Pavan
+1
68
71
72
211
T60
Lucas Bjerregaard
+2
69
70
73
212
T60
Jonathan Caldwell
+2
70
68
74
212
T60
Hugo León
+2
70
68
74
212
T60
Wade Ormsby
+2
69
69
74
212
T60
Carlos Pigem
+2
70
69
73
212
T65
Yi Keun Chang
+3
69
68
76
213
T65
Jazz Janewattananond
+3
68
71
74
213
T65
Ronan Kleu
+3
68
70
75
213
T65
Rory Sabbatini
+3
67
72
74
213
T65
Fabrizio Zanotti
+3
68
69
76
213
T70
Raphael De sousa
+4
73
66
75
214
T70
Robin Roussel
+3
68
70
75
213
72
Kyong-Jun Moon
+5
67
72
76
215
73
Maverick Antcliff
+6
69
68
79
216
CUT
Steven Brown
E
72
68
140
CUT
Alejandro Cañizares
E
70
70
140
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
E
71
69
140
CUT
George Coetzee
E
70
70
140
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
E
68
72
140
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
E
69
71
140
CUT
Romain Langasque
E
70
70
140
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
E
68
72
140
CUT
Thomas Pieters
E
70
70
140
CUT
Ricardo Santos
E
69
71
140
CUT
Graeme Storm
E
72
68
140
CUT
Justin Walters
E
69
71
140
CUT
Lars van Meijel
E
70
70
140
CUT
Richard Bland
+1
69
72
141
CUT
Scott Hend
+1
70
71
141
CUT
David Horsey
+1
68
73
141
CUT
Jake McLeod
+1
66
75
141
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
+1
72
69
141
CUT
Richie Ramsay
+1
69
72
141
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Clement Sordet
+1
69
72
141
CUT
Joel Stalter
+1
71
70
141
CUT
SSP Chawrasia
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Grant Forrest
+2
75
67
142
CUT
Daniel Gavins
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
+2
69
73
142
CUT
David Howell
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Niklas Lemke
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Rowan Lester
+2
68
74
142
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Brandon Stone
+2
73
69
142
CUT
Johannes Veerman
+2
68
74
142
CUT
Darius van Driel
+2
67
75
142
CUT
Oliver Fisher
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Thorbjørn Olesen
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Damien Perrier
+3
76
67
143
CUT
Dale Whitnell
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Danny Willett
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
+4
72
72
144
CUT
David Law
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Jack Senior
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Toby Tree
+4
78
66
144
CUT
Sami Valimaki
+4
70
74
144
CUT
Marc Warren
+4
71
73
144
CUT
Adri Arnaus
+5
73
72
145
CUT
David Drysdale
+5
70
75
145
CUT
Ross Fisher
+5
72
73
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
+5
73
72
145
CUT
Cédric Gugler
+5
69
76
145
CUT
Francesco Laporta
+5
72
73
145
CUT
Jose-Filipe Lima
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Bryce Easton
+6
73
73
146
CUT
Oliver Farr
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Sihwan Kim
+6
73
73
146
CUT
Zander Lombard
+6
74
72
146
CUT
Robert Rock
+6
73
73
146
CUT
Kalle Samooja
+6
71
75
146
CUT
Mathias Eggenberger (a)
+7
74
73
147
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
+7
74
73
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
+7
70
77
147
CUT
Matthew Southgate
+7
73
74
147
CUT
Connor Syme
+7
74
73
147
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+7
73
74
147
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
8
75
73
148
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
9
73
76
149
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
9
73
76
149
CUT
Tae Hee Lee
10
77
73
150
CUT
Haydn Porteous
10
77
73
150
CUT
Harry Ellis
11
69
82
151
CUT
Gregory Havret
11
71
80
151
CUT
Sam Horsfield
11
74
77
151
CUT
Chris Paisley
11
76
75
151
CUT
Benjamin Poke
12
78
74
152
CUT
Max Schliesing
12
74
78
152
CUT
Mauro Gilardi
18
83
75
158
DISQ
Pablo Larrazabal
+1
69
72
141
WD
Bradley Dredge
+7
71
48
119