Martin Kaymer sinks long birdie to gain piece of 54-hole lead at Austrian Open
Martin Kaymer overcame a pair of bogeys to finish the third round of the Austrian Golf Open with a 69, giving the 11-time European Tour (...)
Martin Kaymer overcame a pair of bogeys to finish the third round of the Austrian Golf Open with a 69, giving the 11-time European Tour champ a piece of the 54-hole lead at Diamond Country Club near Vienna.
Kaymer is nine under, as is Alejandro Canizares, who shot a 70 on Saturday to grab a share of the lead.
American John Catlin is two shots back after struggling a bit en route to a 71. The University of New Mexico product held the lead after the second round, but suffered through a rough three-hole stretch in the middle of his round that dropped him out of the lead. He rebounded with birdies on three of the final seven holes to get close to the top again.
As for Kaymer, he made bogey on the 15th hole, but followed by burying a long putt on No. 16 to get back into the lead.
"Cosy it up and make your five."
How about a birdie four, @MKaymer59? #AustrianGolfOpen pic.twitter.com/ZN4qwDrUSW
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 17, 2021
Aside from Kaymer, the only player from the world’s top 100 within seven shots of the lead is American Kurt Kitayama, who is at 2 under for the tournament after a 71 on Saturday.