European Tour

Porsche European Open 2018

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

Round 3

McEvoy chasing dream victory in Germany

July 28, 2018

Richard McEvoy is targeting a dream victory at the Porsche European Open - on his 285th European Tour appearance and a week after triumphing on the Challenge Tour - as he enters the final day tied for the lead alongside World Number 23 Bryson DeChambeau, with Masters Champion Patrick Reed a shot back.

McEvoy chasing dream victory in Germany, © Getty Images

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The 37 year old Englishman, who has played the European Tour's Qualifying School 12 times in a 17-year professional career, looked composure personified at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg during a third day which was interrupted for almost three hours due to thunderstorms.

“It was good. I was a little disappointed with the back nine, missed a few chances coming in on the last four holes or so but the change in conditions made it quite tough. When we were out there for the first ten holes it was windy, very warm, the ball was going a long way and then after the storm the air became a lot heavier and it took a few holes to adjst to that really but I'm very pleased."

“My mind set will be much the same as last week. I've been playing very solidly, I'm enjoying being at the top of the leaderboard which is great and I'm not putting too much pressure on myself. I'm just playing golf, exactly like I did last week and I prevailed then so fingers crossed that I can finish it off again tomorrow.”

Playing alongside halfway leader DeChambeau, McEvoy - opened with a birdie at the first and after bogeying the sixth hole for the third day running, he bounced back by picking up shots at the eighth, ninth and 11 th to card a three under 69 for a 12 under total.

That moved him to the front alongside his playing partner, the 24 year old two-time US PGA Tour winner signing for a two under 70.

“I hung in there. On the front nine I had nothing, I was so happy the storm came through because that gave me a little time to get the game back in order and Iw as able to do that and play well on the back nine."

“If I'm comfortable out there and I can hit the right shots and have the kind of repeatability that I think I can produce out there, it's going to be a tough one for anybody to get me. I know Patrick Reed it right there, the Masters Champion. It's going to be a fun day tomorrow, it's going to be anybody's game but if you get off to a hot start watch out.”

World Number 13 Reed shared second place with Matthias Schwab of Austria on 11 under par while 13-time European Tour winner and three-time Ryder Cup player Paul Casey occupied fifth spot heading into the final day, three shots off the lead on nine under.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-12
66
68
70
204
T1
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-12
70
65
69
204
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-11
68
67
70
205
T3
Patrick Reed
USA
-11
70
66
69
205
5
Paul Casey
ENG
-9
69
69
69
207
T6
David Drysdale
SCO
-8
69
67
72
208
T6
Renato Paratore
ITA
-8
72
66
70
208
T6
Romain Wattel
FRA
-8
67
69
72
208
T6
Scott Hend
AUS
-8
68
71
69
208
10
David Horsey
ENG
-7
69
73
67
209
T11
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-6
68
69
73
210
T11
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-6
72
67
71
210
T11
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-6
69
70
71
210
T11
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-6
73
65
72
210
T11
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-6
70
71
69
210
T16
Allen John
GER
-5
68
73
70
211
T16
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-5
71
70
70
211
T16
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-5
70
69
72
211
T16
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-5
72
68
71
211
T16
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-5
68
72
71
211
T16
Marc Warren
SCO
-5
73
71
67
211
T16
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
69
71
71
211
T16
Philipp Mejow
GER
-5
69
69
73
211
T16
Rak Cho
KOR
-5
72
72
67
211
T16
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
70
71
70
211
T26
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
68
72
72
212
T26
David Lipsky
USA
-4
69
75
68
212
T26
Joel Stalter
FRA
-4
67
76
69
212
T26
Matias Calderon
CHI
-4
71
72
69
212
T26
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-4
67
75
70
212
T26
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
68
71
73
212
T26
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-4
71
69
72
212
T26
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-4
71
72
69
212
T34
Alexander Levy
FRA
-3
69
68
76
213
T34
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-3
71
69
73
213
T34
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-3
71
71
71
213
T34
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
72
72
69
213
T34
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
73
71
69
213
T34
Thomas Detry
BEL
-3
72
72
69
213
T40
Justin Walters
RSA
-2
72
72
70
214
T40
Liam Johnston
SCO
-2
72
70
72
214
T40
Oscar Serna
MEX
-2
73
69
72
214
T40
Peter Hanson
SWE
-2
70
71
73
214
T40
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
75
69
70
214
T45
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
72
71
72
215
T45
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-1
70
71
74
215
T45
Jeff Winther
SWE
-1
70
72
73
215
T45
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-1
70
71
74
215
T45
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-1
72
72
71
215
T45
Kim Koivu
FIN
-1
72
70
73
215
T45
Oliver Farr
WAL
-1
70
74
71
215
T45
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
72
71
72
215
T45
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-1
69
72
74
215
T54
Andrew Dodt
AUS
Par
68
74
74
216
T54
James Morrison
ENG
Par
70
70
76
216
T54
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
Par
69
75
72
216
T54
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
71
70
75
216
T54
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
Par
71
70
75
216
T54
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
72
70
74
216
T54
Thomas Aiken
RSA
Par
73
71
72
216
T61
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
1
72
70
75
217
T61
Jonas Koelbing
GER
1
73
70
74
217
T61
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
1
78
65
74
217
T61
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
1
75
68
74
217
T61
Lucas Herbert
AUS
1
75
67
75
217
T61
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
73
71
73
217
T61
Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
72
68
77
217
T68
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
70
74
74
218
T68
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
71
72
75
218
T68
Jordan Smith
ENG
2
71
72
75
218
T68
Nico Geyger
CHI
2
72
69
77
218
T68
Steven Brown
ENG
2
68
73
77
218
T73
Benedict Staben
GER
3
67
77
75
219
T73
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
3
72
70
77
219
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Min-Kyu Kim
KOR
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Ashton Turner
ENG
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Dennis Meyerrose
GER
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
2
77
69
-
146
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
SUI
2
75
71
-
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
3
71
76
-
147
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
ENG
3
71
76
-
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
77
70
-
147
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
3
70
77
-
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
71
76
-
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Harrison Endycott
AUS
4
71
77
-
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
4
71
77
-
148
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
4
68
80
-
148
CUT
Brad Fritsch
CAN
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
76
73
-
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
5
76
73
-
149
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
5
72
77
-
149
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
5
76
73
-
149
CUT
Andreas Halvorsen
NOR
6
73
77
-
150
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Gavin Hall
USA
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
6
78
72
-
150
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
6
72
78
-
150
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
6
75
75
-
150
CUT
Eun-Shin Park
KOR
7
73
78
-
151
CUT
Fabian Becker
GER
7
76
75
-
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
AUT
7
72
79
-
151
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
7
74
77
-
151
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
NED
7
73
78
-
151
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
7
80
71
-
151
CUT
Niklas Adank
GER
7
77
74
-
151
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
9
79
74
-
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
10
74
80
-
154
CUT
Matthew Perry
AUS
10
72
82
-
154
CUT
Ruaidhri McGee
IRL
10
79
75
-
154
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
11
80
75
-
155
CUT
Paul Howard
ENG
11
74
81
-
155
CUT
Alex Fitzpatrick
ENG
13
78
79
-
157
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
17
82
79
-
161
MDF
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
4
72
72
76
220
MDF
Nick Cullen
AUS
5
73
71
77
221
MDF
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
5
69
75
77
221
MDF
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
71
72
79
222
MDF
Jbe Kruger
RSA
8
73
71
80
224
RET
Chris Lloyd
ENG
Par
81
-
-
81
RET
Marcel Schneider
GER
Par
80
-
-
80
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
T1
Bryson DeChambeau
-12
204
T1
Richard McEvoy
-12
204
T3
Matthias Schwab
-11
205
T3
Patrick Reed
-11
205
5
Paul Casey
-9
207
T6
David Drysdale
-8
208
T6
Renato Paratore
-8
208
T6
Romain Wattel
-8
208
T6
Scott Hend
-8
208
10
David Horsey
-7
209
T11
Bradley Dredge
-6
210
T11
Christofer Blomstrand
-6
210
T11
Hideto Tanihara
-6
210
T11
Jeung-Hun Wang
-6
210
T11
Sam Horsfield
-6
210
T16
Allen John
-5
211
T16
Callum Shinkwin
-5
211
T16
Charl Schwartzel
-5
211
T16
Felipe Aguilar
-5
211
T16
Lasse Jensen
-5
211
T16
Marc Warren
-5
211
T16
Maximilian Kieffer
-5
211
T16
Philipp Mejow
-5
211
T16
Rak Cho
-5
211
T16
Scott Jamieson
-5
211
T26
Connor Syme
-4
212
T26
David Lipsky
-4
212
T26
Joel Stalter
-4
212
T26
Matias Calderon
-4
212
T26
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-4
212
T26
Oliver Fisher
-4
212
T26
Sebastian Heisele
-4
212
T26
Tapio Pulkkanen
-4
212
T34
Alexander Levy
-3
213
T34
Christopher Mivis
-3
213
T34
Daisuke Kataoka
-3
213
T34
Nacho Elvira
-3
213
T34
Matthew Nixon
-3
213
T34
Thomas Detry
-3
213
T40
Justin Walters
-2
214
T40
Liam Johnston
-2
214
T40
Oscar Serna
-2
214
T40
Peter Hanson
-2
214
T40
Richie Ramsay
-2
214
T45
Adrien Saddier
-1
215
T45
Henric Sturehed
-1
215
T45
Jeff Winther
-1
215
T45
Jose-Filipe Lima
-1
215
T45
Julien Guerrier
-1
215
T45
Kim Koivu
-1
215
T45
Oliver Farr
-1
215
T45
Richard Sterne
-1
215
T45
Soren Kjeldsen
-1
215
T54
Andrew Dodt
Par
216
T54
James Morrison
Par
216
T54
Jin-Ho Choi
Par
216
T54
Marcel Siem
Par
216
T54
Mikael Lundberg
Par
216
T54
Sebastien Gros
Par
216
T54
Thomas Aiken
Par
216
T61
Birgir Hafthorsson
1
217
T61
Jonas Koelbing
1
217
T61
Jonathan Thomson
1
217
T61
Lucas Bjerregaard
1
217
T61
Lucas Herbert
1
217
T61
Oliver Wilson
1
217
T61
Scott Fernandez
1
217
T68
Adrian Otaegui
2
218
T68
Clement Sordet
2
218
T68
Jordan Smith
2
218
T68
Nico Geyger
2
218
T68
Steven Brown
2
218
T73
Benedict Staben
3
219
T73
Matthieu Pavon
3
219
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
1
145
CUT
Daniel Brooks
1
145
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
1
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
1
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
1
145
CUT
Min-Kyu Kim
1
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
1
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
1
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
1
145
CUT
Ryan Evans
1
145
CUT
Steve Webster
1
145
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
1
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
2
146
CUT
Ashton Turner
2
146
CUT
Dennis Meyerrose
2
146
CUT
Eirik Tage Johansen
2
146
CUT
Florian Fritsch
2
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
2
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
2
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
2
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
2
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
3
147
CUT
Ben Evans
3
147
CUT
Carlos Pigem
3
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
3
147
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3
147
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
3
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
3
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
3
147
CUT
Gregory Havret
3
147
CUT
Matteo Manassero
3
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
3
147
CUT
Pep Angles
3
147
CUT
Richard Bland
3
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
3
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
3
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
4
148
CUT
Harrison Endycott
4
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
4
148
CUT
Jack Munro
4
148
CUT
Max Schmitt
4
148
CUT
Victor Perez
4
148
CUT
Viktor Hovland
4
148
CUT
Brad Fritsch
5
149
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
5
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
5
149
CUT
Max Kramer
5
149
CUT
Pat Perez
5
149
CUT
Pedro Oriol
5
149
CUT
Pontus Widegren
5
149
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
5
149
CUT
Andreas Halvorsen
6
150
CUT
Chase Koepka
6
150
CUT
Gavin Hall
6
150
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
6
150
CUT
Hurly Long
6
150
CUT
Mark Tullo
6
150
CUT
Simon Khan
6
150
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
6
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
6
150
CUT
Eun-Shin Park
7
151
CUT
Fabian Becker
7
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
7
151
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
7
151
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
7
151
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
7
151
CUT
Niklas Adank
7
151
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
9
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
10
154
CUT
Matthew Perry
10
154
CUT
Ruaidhri McGee
10
154
CUT
Aaron Rai
11
155
CUT
Paul Howard
11
155
CUT
Alex Fitzpatrick
13
157
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
17
161
MDF
Luca Cianchetti
4
220
MDF
Nick Cullen
5
221
MDF
Nicolai Hoejgaard
5
221
MDF
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
6
222
MDF
Jbe Kruger
8
224
RET
Chris Lloyd
Par
81
RET
Marcel Schneider
Par
80