European Tour

Portugal Masters 2018

September 20-23

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

€2,000,000

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September 20-23

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

€2,000,000

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Round 3

Herbert moves ahead in Vilamoura

September 22, 2018

Lucas Herbert recorded his best-ever 54-hole score on the European Tour to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters.

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The Australian signed for a round of 64 to get to 19 under par at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, ahead of England's Tom Lewis, whose round of 61 was his lowest ever on the European Tour and came just one day after his countryman Oliver Fisher entered the history books with his round of 59.

“I think this week is as close to the A game as we get. Some good confidence going into tomorrow that hopefully that form sticks around. I'm in the position I want to be in, so there's not much more we can do."

“I'll probably go and work on a couple of things with the iron play. At the moment it doesn't quite feel right. The good thing was I was able to manage it. If I hit bad shots I tended to miss them in the right spots, which was quite pleasing. It made it pretty easy to keep the bogeys off the card."

“I just need to get out of my own way tomorrow to be honest. I've played really good up until this point. I don't really need to do anything different or special. Just stick to the processes, keep picking the right shots and doing a good job with all of that. That's all I can control.”

Herbert has been relying on invites this season, but the 22 year old has a great chance to earn his card for 2019, coming into this week in 103rd place in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex after four top tens. He's now in a good position to become the first wire-to-wire winner on Tour since England's Matt Wallace at last season's Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort.

Lewis, the 2011 Portugal Masters champion, was one shot over par at the end of the first round but has made 18 birdies with no dropped shots since then. He is enjoying a period of good form after claiming the Bridgestone Challenge title on the Challenge Tour two weeks ago.

“Great on Oli with the 59 yesterday. I had an opportunity out there to actually do that. It's something that I noticed with three holes to go. I wasn't that bothered at the end of the day. I'm pleased that I shot ten under par and put myself in there for tomorrow. Can only continue to make birdies and see what happens."

“When I won here I remember going out and not even thinking about winning. I just played my own golf and ended up winning by a couple. It will be different tomorrow because I think I'll be closer to the lead."

“It just depends on how comfortable I feel. My game hasn't been brilliant this week because it's my sixth week in a row, it's a lot for me. I think if I get the drives on the fairways I'm going to be around the pins. I'm rolling the ball well at the moment so they seem to be going in.”

Swede Marcus Kinhult and England's Eddie Pepperell are two shots behind Lewis and four off the lead at 15 under par, a shot clear of Finn Mikko Korhonen, Renato Paratore of Italy and Fisher - who followed up the first ever round of 59 on the European Tour on Friday with a 69.

“I missed a couple of putts from around ten feet," said Kinhult. "I gave myself some really good chances on the back nine but just didn't hole out. I think that was the real difference."

“I haven't won yet so it would mean the world to me to win here of course. I would secure my spot for Dubai I guess, and all of that, so there is a lot of good things that come with a win but there are still 18 holes to go. Lots of birdies still need to be made so we'll see. I hope I can post a good round tomorrow again and we'll see what happens.”

Spain's Pep Angles and Li Haotong of China are at 13 under par, with a group of five players - including two former winners of this event in Ireland's Shane Lowry and Andy Sullivan of England - one shot further back in a tie for tenth place.

After 81 players made the cut, a second cut at the end of round three has reduced the field to 72 players for Sunday's final round.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-19
63
67
64
194
2
Tom Lewis
ENG
-17
72
63
61
196
T3
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-15
64
66
68
198
T3
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-15
68
65
65
198
T5
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-14
66
69
64
199
T5
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-14
71
59
69
199
T5
Renato Paratore
ITA
-14
66
66
67
199
T8
Haotong Li
CHN
-13
65
67
68
200
T8
Pep Angles
ESP
-13
70
65
65
200
T10
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-12
66
66
69
201
T10
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-12
69
66
66
201
T10
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-12
66
67
68
201
T10
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-12
66
68
67
201
T10
Shane Lowry
IRL
-12
64
69
68
201
T15
Jordan Smith
ENG
-11
68
67
67
202
T15
Kim Koivu
FIN
-11
66
68
68
202
T15
Matt Wallace
ENG
-11
64
67
71
202
T15
Ryan Fox
NZL
-11
70
68
64
202
T19
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-10
66
70
67
203
T19
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-10
67
69
67
203
T19
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-10
68
68
67
203
T19
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-10
69
68
66
203
T19
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-10
68
69
66
203
T19
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-10
67
66
70
203
T19
Richard Sterne
RSA
-10
69
66
68
203
T19
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-10
67
69
67
203
T27
Ashun Wu
CHI
-9
70
64
70
204
T27
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-9
67
72
65
204
T27
Chris Wood
ENG
-9
72
66
66
204
T27
George Coetzee
RSA
-9
67
70
67
204
T27
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-9
68
69
67
204
T27
Richard Bland
ENG
-9
68
68
68
204
T27
Sam Locke
SCO
-9
68
69
67
204
T27
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
66
70
68
204
T35
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-8
69
66
70
205
T35
Danny Willett
ENG
-8
69
69
67
205
T35
Gregory Havret
FRA
-8
70
64
71
205
T35
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-8
69
68
68
205
T35
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
69
68
68
205
T35
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-8
68
70
67
205
T35
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-8
68
67
70
205
T35
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-8
68
69
68
205
T43
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-7
72
65
69
206
T43
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-7
70
69
67
206
T45
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-6
71
68
68
207
T45
Clement Sordet
FRA
-6
74
64
69
207
T45
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-6
70
69
68
207
T45
Gian-Marco Petrozzi
ENG
-6
66
70
71
207
T45
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-6
67
68
72
207
T45
Josh Geary
NZL
-6
68
68
71
207
T45
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-6
73
66
68
207
T45
Paul Dunne
IRL
-6
68
68
71
207
T45
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-6
68
70
69
207
T45
Robert Rock
ENG
-6
69
70
68
207
T45
Ross Fisher
ENG
-6
68
69
70
207
T45
Ross McGowan
ENG
-6
70
67
70
207
T45
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-6
68
68
71
207
T58
David Horsey
ENG
-5
68
68
72
208
T58
David Howell
ENG
-5
66
71
71
208
T58
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-5
70
68
70
208
T61
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-4
67
70
72
209
T61
David Lipsky
USA
-4
69
69
71
209
T61
JC Ritchie
RSA
-4
69
70
70
209
T61
Jason Norris
AUS
-4
67
70
72
209
T61
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-4
70
69
70
209
T61
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-4
71
68
70
209
T61
Marc Warren
SCO
-4
75
64
70
209
T61
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-4
68
69
72
209
T69
Chris Hanson
ENG
-3
67
72
71
210
T69
Johan Edfors
SWE
-3
68
70
72
210
T69
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-3
67
72
71
210
T69
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-3
69
69
72
210
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
-2
70
70
-
140
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
-2
68
72
-
140
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
68
72
-
140
CUT
Hunter Stewart
USA
-2
70
70
-
140
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-2
71
69
-
140
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
-2
73
67
-
140
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
71
69
-
140
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
-2
68
72
-
140
CUT
Richard Green
AUS
-2
70
70
-
140
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
-2
71
69
-
140
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
69
71
-
140
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
74
66
-
140
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
-1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
-1
72
69
-
141
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-1
72
69
-
141
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-1
68
73
-
141
CUT
Tomas Silva
POR
-1
68
73
-
141
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
68
73
-
141
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
Par
71
71
-
142
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
Par
73
69
-
142
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
Par
68
74
-
142
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
67
75
-
142
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
69
73
-
142
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
Par
73
69
-
142
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
Par
70
72
-
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
75
67
-
142
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
Par
72
70
-
142
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
1
74
69
-
143
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
1
75
68
-
143
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Robin Dawson
IRL
1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
1
69
74
-
143
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
2
73
71
-
144
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
2
70
74
-
144
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
2
70
74
-
144
CUT
Joel Stalter
FRA
2
73
71
-
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
2
70
74
-
144
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
2
71
73
-
144
CUT
Miguel Gaspar
POR
2
72
72
-
144
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
3
74
71
-
145
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
3
72
73
-
145
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
3
72
73
-
145
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
3
70
75
-
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
3
71
74
-
145
CUT
Tiago Cruz
POR
3
74
71
-
145
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
4
76
70
-
146
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
73
73
-
146
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
4
74
72
-
146
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
72
74
-
146
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
5
71
76
-
147
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
76
71
-
147
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
5
74
73
-
147
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
5
69
78
-
147
CUT
Vitor Lopes
POR
5
73
74
-
147
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
6
75
73
-
148
CUT
Joao Carlota
ESP
6
74
74
-
148
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
6
74
74
-
148
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
6
72
76
-
148
CUT
Joao Ramos
POR
7
74
75
-
149
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
8
70
80
-
150
CUT
Afonso Girao
POR
11
78
75
-
153
CUT
Tiago Rodrigues
POR
11
79
74
-
153
CUT
Tomas Gouveia
POR
11
78
75
-
153
MDF
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-2
69
70
72
211
MDF
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-2
68
70
73
211
MDF
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
69
70
72
211
MDF
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-2
71
66
74
211
MDF
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-2
72
67
72
211
MDF
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
70
69
72
211
MDF
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
-1
73
66
73
212
MDF
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
70
69
74
213
MDF
Ricardo Santos
POR
Par
71
67
75
213
RET
Michael Jonzon
SWE
7
78
-
-
78
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-19
194
2
Tom Lewis
ENG
-17
196
T3
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-15
198
T3
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-15
198
T5
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-14
199
T5
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-14
199
T5
Renato Paratore
ITA
-14
199
T8
Haotong Li
CHN
-13
200
T8
Pep Angles
ESP
-13
200
T10
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-12
201
T10
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-12
201
T10
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-12
201
T10
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-12
201
T10
Shane Lowry
IRL
-12
201
T15
Jordan Smith
ENG
-11
202
T15
Kim Koivu
FIN
-11
202
T15
Matt Wallace
ENG
-11
202
T15
Ryan Fox
NZL
-11
202
T19
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-10
203
T19
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-10
203
T19
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-10
203
T19
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-10
203
T19
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-10
203
T19
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-10
203
T19
Richard Sterne
RSA
-10
203
T19
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-10
203
T27
Ashun Wu
CHI
-9
204
T27
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-9
204
T27
Chris Wood
ENG
-9
204
T27
George Coetzee
RSA
-9
204
T27
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-9
204
T27
Richard Bland
ENG
-9
204
T27
Sam Locke
SCO
-9
204
T27
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
204
T35
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-8
205
T35
Danny Willett
ENG
-8
205
T35
Gregory Havret
FRA
-8
205
T35
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-8
205
T35
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
205
T35
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-8
205
T35
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-8
205
T35
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-8
205
T43
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-7
206
T43
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-7
206
T45
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-6
207
T45
Clement Sordet
FRA
-6
207
T45
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-6
207
T45
Gian-Marco Petrozzi
ENG
-6
207
T45
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-6
207
T45
Josh Geary
NZL
-6
207
T45
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-6
207
T45
Paul Dunne
IRL
-6
207
T45
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-6
207
T45
Robert Rock
ENG
-6
207
T45
Ross Fisher
ENG
-6
207
T45
Ross McGowan
ENG
-6
207
T45
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-6
207
T58
David Horsey
ENG
-5
208
T58
David Howell
ENG
-5
208
T58
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-5
208
T61
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-4
209
T61
David Lipsky
USA
-4
209
T61
JC Ritchie
RSA
-4
209
T61
Jason Norris
AUS
-4
209
T61
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-4
209
T61
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-4
209
T61
Marc Warren
SCO
-4
209
T61
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-4
209
T69
Chris Hanson
ENG
-3
210
T69
Johan Edfors
SWE
-3
210
T69
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-3
210
T69
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-3
210
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
-2
140
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
-2
140
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-2
140
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
140
CUT
Hunter Stewart
USA
-2
140
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-2
140
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
-2
140
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-2
140
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
-2
140
CUT
Richard Green
AUS
-2
140
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
-2
140
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
140
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
140
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
-1
141
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
-1
141
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
-1
141
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-1
141
CUT
Tomas Silva
POR
-1
141
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
141
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
142
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
Par
142
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
Par
142
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
Par
142
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
Par
142
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
142
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
Par
142
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
Par
142
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
142
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
Par
142
CUT
Angel Cabrera
ARG
1
143
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
1
143
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
1
143
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
1
143
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
1
143
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
1
143
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
1
143
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
1
143
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
1
143
CUT
Robin Dawson
IRL
1
143
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
1
143
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
1
143
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
2
144
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
2
144
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
2
144
CUT
Joel Stalter
FRA
2
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
2
144
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
2
144
CUT
Miguel Gaspar
POR
2
144
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
3
145
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
3
145
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
3
145
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
3
145
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
3
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
3
145
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
3
145
CUT
Tiago Cruz
POR
3
145
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
4
146
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
146
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
4
146
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
4
146
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
5
147
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
147
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
5
147
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
5
147
CUT
Vitor Lopes
POR
5
147
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
6
148
CUT
Joao Carlota
ESP
6
148
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
6
148
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
6
148
CUT
Joao Ramos
POR
7
149
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
8
150
CUT
Afonso Girao
POR
11
153
CUT
Tiago Rodrigues
POR
11
153
CUT
Tomas Gouveia
POR
11
153
MDF
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-2
211
MDF
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-2
211
MDF
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
211
MDF
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-2
211
MDF
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-2
211
MDF
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
211
MDF
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
-1
212
MDF
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
213
MDF
Ricardo Santos
POR
Par
213
RET
Michael Jonzon
SWE
7
78