England’s Matt Wallace leads Scottish Championship


Matt Wallace. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)


Matt Wallace. (Photograph by Mark Runnacles/Getty Photos)

Matt Wallace carded an excellent bogey free 66 to open up a 3 shot lead heading into the ultimate spherical of the Scottish Championship.

The Englishman entered the day in a share of prime spot and moved forward as he carded 4 birdies and an eagle to get to 18 underneath.

He might have been out of sight had he holed just a few probabilities from inside 15 toes however he was nonetheless in pole place to assert a fifth European Tour title at Fairmont St Andrews.

Countryman Garrick Porteous was his nearest challenger after a 66 of his personal, with Spaniard Adrian Otaegui at 14 underneath after a 70, one away from American Sean Crocker, who carded a 67.

In line with the European Tour’s official web site, Wallace is but to safe a prime 10 on the 2020 Race to Dubai however has dropped only one shot to this point this week and feels he’s in complete management of his sport after ending spherical three with two birdies, together with a spectacular holed bunker shot on the 17th.

“I loved it so much,” he stated. “Particularly the tip there, to complete the best way I did was very nice.

“It is most likely one of the best I’ve ever dealt with myself.”

Main third spherical scores within the European Tour Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews on Saturday (GBR and IRL except said, par 72):

198 – Matt Wallace 65, 67, 66

201 – Garrick Porteous 66, 69, 66

202 – Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 62, 70, 70

203 – Sean Crocker (USA) 70, 66, 67

204 – Eddie Pepperell 68, 70, 66; Jonathan Caldwell 70, 66, 68; Chris Paisley 66, 71, 67

205 – Adrien Saddier (FRA) 67, 67, 71; Aaron Rai 66, 67, 72

206 – Paul Waring 68, 67, 71; Martin Simonsen (DEN) 69, 69, 68

207 – Ben Stow 70, 70, 67; Matthew Jordan 71, 68, 68; Brandon Stone (RSA) 67, 70, 70; Matthew Southgate 69, 68, 70

208 – Marcus Armitage 70, 68, 70; Marc Warren 67, 69, 72; Calum Hill 70, 72, 66; Padraig Harrington 66, 69, 73



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