Jeev Milkha Singh lying T20 in Made in Denmark

Jeev Milkha Singh survived a patchy third round to score an even 71. He is lying T20 at 4-under 209, eight shots behind Bradley Dredge

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August 27, 2016: Jeev Milkha Singh endured an up and down effort in the third round of Made in Denmark in Farso. The 44 year old Indian golfer made five bogeys in a nine hole stretch, but got through with an even 71 to inch up the order to T20. Bradley Dredge retained a one shot lead going into the final round on Sunday.

Jeev ended the day with a strong finish – making two birdies and four pars over the last six holes after a patchy stretch. He started the day with two pars and a birdie at the third hole. But three bogeys in the next six holes set him back till Jeev recovered over the final stretch.

Bradley Dredge remains on course for a first European Tour title in ten years after a third round 72 gave him a one shot lead heading into the final round of Made in Denmark, with Thomas Pieters, David Lipsky and Adrian Otaegui leading the chase.

Dredge double bogeyed the 12th hole after finding the thick rough and then dropped a shot on the last to drop back to 12 under par with just his second over par scorecard in 11 rounds at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

After finishing runner up to Marc Warren in 2014 and sixth last year, Dredge has now led after five of the 11 rounds in the tournament’s history and he will be aiming to convert that into a first win since the 2006 Omega European Masters.

Lipsky made his move up the leaderboard earlier in the day notching a  four under par 67, while Otaegui registered a 68. Pieters was the form man coming into the week with top fives in his last two events and he recorded a round of 69, which included a double bogey seven on the par five fourth hole, as he looks to impress Darren Clarke ahead of the Ryder Cup Captain’s picks on Tuesday.

Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren stayed on ten under par with his 71 and sits just two shots off the pace, while another player hoping for a Ryder Cup wildcard next week, Germany’s Martin Kaymer, moved into contention with an impressive round of 66, which included a superb scoring run of four birdies and an eagle in the space of five holes from the second. The German is four shots back on eight under par in a share of sixth place with Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia.

Complete round three scores

201 B Dredge (Wal) 63 66 72,

202 A Otaegui  (Esp) 68 66 68, D Lipsky (USA) 65 70 67, T Pieters  (Bel) 62 71 69,

203 J Lagergren (Swe) 62 70 71,

205 P Dunne (Irl) 68 68 69, R Gouveia (Por) 69 67 69, M Kaymer (Ger) 69 70 66,

206 R Sterne  (RSA) 66 67 73,

207 C Hanson (Eng) 69 69 69, E Molinari  (Ita) 70 68 69,

208 R Karlsson (Swe) 69 70 69, M Haastrup  (Den) 69 73 66, J Winther (Den) 68 67 73, D Brooks (Eng) 67 70 71, S Kjeldsen (Den) 68 67 73, P Lawrie (Sco) 70 66 72, J Van Zyl (RSA) 67 75 66, J Axelsen (am) (Den) 71 70 67,

209 R Ramsay  (Sco) 67 69 73, M Lundberg (Swe) 71 69 69, S Lowry  (Irl) 75 65 69, Y Yang (Kor) 72 68 69, T Lewis (Eng) 62 72 75, J Singh (Ind) 66 72 71, M Baldwin (Eng) 71 69 69, T Aiken (RSA) 68 67 74

 

Edited by Anand Datla

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