Paul Maddy holds a four shot lead at eight under par going into the final round of the Motocaddy Masters at The Players Club in Bristol – strengthened his grip on a possible first PGA EuroPro Tour title.
The Gog Magog man was three shots clear going into Wednesday’s second round after a six under 64 in the opening round and followed that up with a two under par 68. The overnight final round leader will be confident of closing the deal as he is yet to drop a shot in the tournament.
Maddy will tee-off in the last pairing with Paul O’Hanlon after the Curragh player carded his second 68 of the tournament to hold sole possession of second place at four under.
Martin Sell (Golf Analysis Ltd) began the day two over but turned his tournament on its head with a cracking round of 65. Opening with a birdie, Sell was three under for the day at the turn and made that four under with his fourth birdie of the round at the tenth. A bogey at the 11th was the only blemish on his round and further birdies at 14 and 15 sees him move to three under ahead of the final round, in a three-way tie for third spot.
Ben Jones (Crownbush.co.uk) joins Sell at three under after a fine late charge. Starting on level par at the tenth, he moved to one under after his first hole but was back to level at the turn with a bogey at 16. A birdie at the second saw him back to one under but it’s the birdies at the seventh and ninth – his last – that put him in contention on the final day. The final member of the trio is Adam Frayne (St Mellion) who also began level on the back nine – he moved to four under after 15 holes starting on the back nine before a bogey at seven saw him shoot 67.
Paul Dwyer (Clitheroe) is alone in sixth spot at two under – level for the tournament until birdies at the 13th and 15th, a bogey at 16 and another birdie at the last resulted in a 68.
It was a bad day at the office for John Gallagher (Swanston Golf) who started the day in second place at three under but struck 80 to finish seven over for the tournament. Cortland Lowe and Jamie Elson were also three under before the start of play the former is now two over after a 75 while the latter is level par after a 73.
Fifty-three players made the cut at five over par – to follow the conclusion live, visit [url=https://europrotour.com/]www.europrotour.com[/url]and click on the Score Updates link.
Date Posted: 15/07/09, 8pm