DeChambeau Shares 54-Hole Lead at Porsche Euro Open

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau tees off on the 5th hole at Green Eagle GC during day three of the 2018 Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany. Credit: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau birdied the 18th hole on Saturday to secure a share of 54-hole lead alongside Richard McEvoy at the 2018 Porsche European Open.

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau tees off on the 5th hole at Green Eagle GC during day three of the 2018 Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany. Credit: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

DeChambeau finished the weather-delayed third round at Green Eagle Golf Courses with four birdies against a pair of bogeys en route to a 70.

“I hung in there. On the front nine I had nothing, I was so happy the storm came through because that gave me a little time to get the game back in order and I was able to do that and play well on the back nine,” said DeChambeau.

“If I’m comfortable out there and I can hit the right shots and have the kind of repeatability that I think I can produce out there, it’s going to be a tough one for anybody to get me.”

McEvoy signed for a 69, by the way of 13 pars, four birdies and one blemish.

“It was good. I was a little disappointed with the back nine, missed a few chances coming in on the last four holes or so but the change in conditions made it quite tough,” said McEvoy.

“My mindset will be much the same as last week. I’ve been playing very solidly, I’m enjoying being at the top of the leaderboard which is great and I’m not putting too much pressure on myself.

“I’m just playing golf, exactly like I did last week and I prevailed then so fingers crossed that I can finish it off again tomorrow.”

Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed (69) and Austrian Matthias Schwab (70) were one back at 11 under. England’s Paul Casey was 9 under following a third-day 69.


TOP 5 LEADERS

1. Bryson DeChambeau -12
1. Richard McEvoy -12
3. Matthias Schwab -11
3. Patrick Reed -11
5. Paul Casey -9


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David Drysdale with a beaut from the bunker.

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“If I’m comfortable out there and I can hit the right shots and have the kind of repeatability that I think I can produce out there, it’s going to be a tough one for anybody to get me.”
– Bryson DeChambeau

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