Open de Portugal Day 3

Three-way tie at the top following weather delays in Portugal

September 17-20
Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, Vau Óbidos, Portugal
€500,000
Round 1, Day 2, Day 4


Open de Portugal Day 3 - Three-way tie at the top following weather delays in Portugal
Vitor Lopes. (Getty Images)


Nathan Kimsey and Andrew Wilson joined home favourite Vitor Lopes at the top of the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos leaderboard, with the third round of the weather-affected tournament set to resume on Sunday morning.


Lopes reached the summit after round one with his lowest ever European Tour round of 65, and he followed that up with a round of 71, birdieing the last to sit at eight under par when he completed his second round on Saturday afternoon following lengthy delays due to thunderstorms and high winds on Friday.

“I had to catch up from the lost shots on the previous day with the hurricane we got here,” said Lopes. “Kept my emotions quite well. Had a bad bounce for two bogies on the back nine but I feel good with the birdie on the last hole and that puts me in the lead. 



“It was tough sitting down, you don’t know what to expect, but we are doing our job, we are here to play, and that’s what I did. 

“It’s so tough when the wind is inconsistent. Sometimes you have big breezes and you don’t know if you can count on the wind or not. I think I did a good job today. 


“It feels awesome (to play at home). It’s good to have Portuguese guys supporting me. Hopefully I can make them happy on Sunday.”

That was enough for the 24 year old to match the eight under par clubhouse target set by Englishman Wilson, who followed up a first round 69 with a five under 67 on day two around the Seve Ballesteros-designed course at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort.

“I played really nicely there – a bit annoyed to three-putt the last but played really solid today. Just nice to be in with a chance,” said Wilson.

“I sort of freewheel it most of the time and see what happens, but I’ve been playing really good the last few weeks. Not too surprised to have shot some good scores. 



“It wasn’t too bad (today), being from near Newcastle I’m used to bad weather. Got a few showers but it wasn’t anything to complain about. The wind was quite bad but compared to yesterday it was just nice to have the waterproofs off. 

“Game plan will just be more of the same, try to keep hitting good shots, hole a few putts and see where I am at the end of the day.”

Wilson’s compatriot Kimsey finished with back-to-back birdies to equal his 67 and make it a three-way tie at the summit, while Welshman Jamie Donaldson eagled the last to sit one off the lead at seven under par.



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Portugal’s Pep Angles recorded the lowest second round score – a six under par 66 – to finish at six under par, alongside Garrick Higgo of South Africa, Spain’s Carlos Pigem and Finn Roope Kakko.

Sweden’s Christofer Blomstrand then joined them with a bogey and four birdies in his opening six holes when the third round got under way. With bogeys for Pigem on the second and third, and American Chase Hanna and England’s Ashton Turner both going one under through their first three holes, it was a six-way tie for fifth place when play was suspended due to fading light.

The third round will resume at 8.15 am on Sunday morning.




Pos.
Player
Today
Thru
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
KIMSEY, Nathan
18:50
-8
69
67
WILSON, Andrew
18:50
-8
69
67
LOPES, Vitor
18:50
-8
65
71
4
DONALDSON, Jamie
18:40
-7
70
67
5
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-3
6
-6
72
69
HANNA, Chase
-1
3
-6
70
69
TURNER, Ashton
-1
3
-6
70
69
HIGGO, Garrick
PAR
3
-6
68
70
KAKKO, Roope
18:40
-6
69
69
ANGLES, Pep
18:40
-6
72
66
11
BRUN, Julien
-3
9
-5
70
72
ELLIS, Harry
-1
3
-5
70
70
PERRIER, Damien
-1
3
-5
67
73
WRISDALE, Jordan
-1
3
-5
72
68
ANTCLIFF, Maverick
-1
3
-5
70
70
COETZEE, George
PAR
3
-5
69
70
17
MACCARIO, Federico
-3
9
-4
74
69
HELLGREN, Björn
-3
9
-4
74
69
COCKERILL, Aaron
-3
9
-4
72
71
SANTOS, Ricardo
-2
6
-4
68
74
McGOWAN, Ross
-2
6
-4
73
69
ZEMMER, Aron
-1
6
-4
70
71
FOOS, Dominic
PAR
6
-4
69
71
PLANT, Alfie
-1
6
-4
70
71
DANTORP, Jens
PAR
3
-4
70
70
17
PIGEM, Carlos
+2
3
-4
67
71
KNAPPE, Alexander
+1
3
-4
68
71
28
CLEMENTS, Todd
-2
9
-3
73
70
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-2
9
-3
69
74
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
9
-3
70
72
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
6
-3
74
68
BOOTE, David
PAR
6
-3
69
72
KRISTJANSSON, Gudmundur
PAR
6
-3
69
72
SIEM, Marcel
PAR
6
-3
70
71
THOMSON, Jonathan
+1
3
-3
73
67
36
SAHLSTROM, Christopher
PAR
9
-2
70
72
FENASSE, Mathieu
-2
9
-2
73
71
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
6
-2
69
75
FERREIRA, Stephen
PAR
6
-2
71
71
ERIKSSON, Philip
+1
6
-2
72
69
41
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
PAR
9
-1
72
71
SIMONSEN, Martin
-1
9
-1
75
69
43
FDEZ-CASTAÑO, Gonzalo
+1
9
PAR
72
71
TARRIO, Santiago
+1
9
PAR
72
71
ARKENAU, Hinrich
PAR
9
PAR
74
70
NEIL, Bradley
PAR
6
PAR
71
73
YOUNG, Daniel
PAR
6
PAR
70
74
ORIOL, Pedro
PAR
6
PAR
74
70
POKE, Benjamin
-2
3
PAR
75
71
50
FORD, Matt
+2
9
+1
74
69
50
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
+1
9
+1
73
71
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
+1
6
+1
70
74
WALKER, Euan
+1
6
+1
73
71
KING, Gary
+1
6
+1
69
75
MANLEY, Stuart
+1
6
+1
73
71
GOUVEIA, Ricardo
PAR
6
+1
69
76
SURI, Julian
PAR
6
+1
68
77
MOORE, Bradley
PAR
6
+1
73
72
LACROIX, Frederic
PAR
3
+1
71
74
FAHRBRING, Jens
-1
3
+1
72
74
STUREHED, Henric
-1
3
+1
70
76
62
ENOCH, Rhys
+2
9
+2
73
71
PETERSSON, Robin
+2
6
+2
74
70
MANSELL, Richard
+1
6
+2
73
72
EDBERG, Pelle
PAR
3
+2
73
73
PENGE, Marco
PAR
3
+2
74
72
BOURDY, Grégory
PAR
3
+2
76
70
OVESEN, Martin
PAR
3
+2
75
71
SANDBORG, Jesper
PAR
3
+2
70
76
LONG, Hurly
18:50
+2
74
72
KRISTENSEN, Nicolai
18:50
+2
75
71
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
18:50
+2
72
74
73
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
+3
6
+3
71
73
DI NITTO, Enrico
+1
3
+3
73
73
75
FERNANDEZ, Scott
+3
6
+4
76
69
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
+2
3
+4
73
73
BESSA, Tomás
+2
3
+4
72
74
Missed Cut
78
DAYDOU, Alexandre
+3
71
76
147
BLOOR, George
+3
73
74
147
GREGORY, Scott
+3
75
72
147
VINCENT, Scott
+3
80
67
147
EVANS, Ryan
+3
74
73
147
WATTEL, Romain
+3
72
75
147
LIMA, José-Filipe
+3
76
71
147
ROMERO, Andres
+3
76
71
147
DUNNE, Paul
+3
76
71
147
KARLSSON, Anton
+3
75
72
147
KEARNEY, Niall
+3
75
72
147
CRUZ, Tiago
+3
77
70
147
90
RUSCH, Benjamin
+4
73
75
148
STAL, Gary
+4
73
75
148
LENGDEN, Oscar
+4
77
71
148
BALDWIN, Matthew
+4
76
72
148
KRUGER, Jbe
+4
70
78
148
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
+4
75
73
148
KOIVISTO, Tyler
+4
73
75
148
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
+4
72
76
148
98
OLIVEIRA, Francisco
+5
72
77
149
BERTHEUSSEN, Elias
+5
74
75
149
KÖLBING, Jonas
+5
77
72
149
98
HUIZING, Daan
+5
72
77
149
GOUVEIA, Tomas
+5
76
73
149
GASPAR, Miguel
+5
74
75
149
104
LENCART, Pedro (AM)
+6
73
77
150
MAGNUS, Haraldur
+6
74
76
150
HOWIE, Craig
+6
76
74
150
KOFSTAD, Espen
+6
74
76
150
VAN WEST, Robbie
+6
75
75
150
109
WIEGELE, Martin
+7
74
77
151
JOHNSTON, Liam
+7
75
76
151
ORMSBY, Wade
+7
78
73
151
WU, Ashun
+7
75
76
151
LUNDBERG, Mikael
+7
77
74
151
114
GAVINS, Daniel
+8
76
76
152
JOHN, Allen
+8
73
79
152
116
SCALISE, Lorenzo
+9
77
76
153
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
+9
74
79
153
118
MORY, Felix
+10
72
82
154
119
ABBOTT, Jamie
+12
78
78
156
TILEY, Steven
+12
76
80
156
121
KASKE, Janne
+13
78
79
157
LÄNGFORS, Per
+13
75
82
157
LIPPARELLI, Edoardo Raffaele
+13
78
79
157
124
MAGALHAES, Joao
+17
75
86
161
125
ABREU, Alexandre
+25
86
83
169
DISQ
COUSSAUD, Ugo
78
37
115