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Broberg eight clear after sensational 61

The 35-year-old had to show his battling qualities during a sticky patch in the middle of his round but soon rediscovered his form, notching further gains at the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th to raise hopes of the second 59 on the European Tour.

The Swede was unable to get the eagle he required at the last and had to settle for a sensational 61 which took him to 23 under par.

Broberg announced himself to the golfing world in August 2012 as he won three events in four weeks on the European Challenge Tour, and just over three years later he was a European Tour winner at the 2015 BMW Masters.

The ride since then has been anything but smooth, with hip and knee injuries contributing to him playing just 11 events between 2018 and 2020.

Marcus Helligkilde was Broberg’s nearest challenger on 15 under after making seven birdies and three bogeys in his 68, one shot ahead of Matthias Schmid, Alejandro Cañizares and Richard Mansell.

Player Quotes

Kristoffer Broberg: “It was a great day. I played solid in the beginning, then I was struggling a little bit from seven to ten, but it was pretty good in the end and the putter is just smoking hot. It is just rolling pure, and I see every single line, so golf is easy when it is like that.

“I have been struggling all year with my game and my putting, you know I was looking at the stats and I was working hard on the putting. Saw an optician in Sweden and put a contact lens in the right eye so that was key, and now I can see the lines but in the beginning I played some really good golf. Key shots into one, two, three and a really good shot on four.

“No, I wasn’t thinking 59 because I don’t like that tee shot and I’ve had a problem all year with my setup, I don’t feel a lot of confidence over the ball with the driver or the woods, so I just aimed left.

“I am just going to take one shot at a time and I’ll watch the leaderboard to see what the guys do but just play own game. Keep it simple.”

Marcus Helligkilde: “It’s nice being up there with all the crowds, I love playing with the big crowds to be honest. It is my first tournament with all the people watching and I just enjoyed today and I do not know why but I felt so comfortable, and it felt like home in some way just being out there and I played some pretty decent golf.

“I have been in many of the last balls out on the weekend and this is one of the tournaments where I have been the least nervous, and I don’t get why but I love being out there. I know I can compete here but I just have to enjoy it, and I really did.”

Round Three Scores

193 K BROBERG (SWE) 68 64 61,

201 M HELLIGKILDE (DEN) 67 66 68,

202 M SCHMID (GER) 68 69 65, R MANSELL (ENG) 71 64 67, A CA?IZARES (ESP) 68 67 67,

203 T DETRY (BEL) 67 66 70,

204 D VAN DRIEL (NED) 72 66 66,

205 J VEERMAN (USA) 70 67 68, N KEARNEY (IRL) 65 69 71,

206 J JANEWATTANANOND (THA) 71 68 67, R SANTOS (POR) 67 71 68, R LANGASQUE (FRA) 69 69 68, A SADDIER (FRA) 70 68 68, M KIEFFER (GER) 66 68 72,

207 P HANSON (SWE) 70 69 68, B GRACE (RSA) 72 68 67, A COCKERILL (CAN) 67 71 69, A SANDHU (IND) 69 69 69, G MCDOWELL (NIR) 71 66 70, O LIESER (CZE) 68 67 72,

208 R ROUSSEL (FRA) 70 70 68, L DE JAGER (RSA) 69 70 69, T PIETERS (BEL) 69 71 68, D HORSEY (ENG) 68 70 70, M SIEM (GER) 68 69 71,

209 W NIENABER (RSA) 68 72 69, J SENIOR (ENG) 73 67 69, R FOX (NZL) 72 68 69, R SABBATINI (SVK) 70 70 69, J HANSEN (DEN) 71 68 70, B POKE (DEN) 72 66 71, D LAW (SCO) 72 69 68, B EASTON (RSA) 75 67 67, J HARDING (RSA) 68 68 73,

210 P BOOTSMA (NED) 69 70 71, B HENSON (USA) 69 70 71, D HUIZING (NED) 71 68 71, N VON DELLINGSHAUSEN (GER) 70 71 69, B STOW (ENG) 71 67 72, S MAURITS (NED) 68 69 73, A KARLSSON (SWE) 69 72 69, D DRYSDALE (SCO) 72 65 73, B EVANS (ENG) 67 74 69, S SHARMA (IND) 70 66 74, A FLANAGAN (ENG) 71 71 68,

211 R CARON (NED) 71 69 71, M ANTCLIFF (AUS) 73 67 71, J GUERRIER (FRA) 71 67 73, R SCIOT-SIEGRIST (FRA) 72 69 70,

212 J GONNET (FRA) 69 70 73, M TOOROP (NED) 70 70 72, J WRISDALE (ENG) 70 70 72, G COETZEE (RSA) 69 72 71, C WOOD (ENG) 69 69 74, E CUARTERO BLANCO (ESP) 73 68 71, C SORDET (FRA) 70 71 71, S BROWN (ENG) 70 71 71, C HANNA (USA) 70 72 70, M SCHMITT (GER) 69 73 70,

213 B STONE (RSA) 68 73 72, S HORSFIELD (ENG) 67 71 75, R KARLBERG (SWE) 72 70 71, O FARR (WAL) 71 71 71, L SLATTERY (ENG) 71 71 71,

214 S TARRIO (ESP) 67 73 74, E WALKER (SCO) 67 72 75, R GOUVEIA (POR) 70 71 73, N VAN TILBURG (AM) (NED) 71 70 73, C SHARVIN (NIR) 73 69 72,
215 L VAN MEIJEL (NED) 73 68 74, M SIMONSEN (DEN) 66 70 79, J FAHRBRING (SWE) 70 72 73,

216 R ENOCH (WAL) 67 73 76,

217 J SUGRUE (IRL) 74 67 76, M FORD (ENG) 70 72 75,

219 K KOUWENAAR (NED) 73 69 77,

224 S CHAWRASIA (IND) 75 67 82,

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143 A CHESTERS (ENG) 73 70, O FISHER (ENG) 73 70, D BURMESTER (RSA) 69 74, F SCHOTT (GER) 70 73, D VAN TONDER (RSA) 73 70, J KRUYSWIJK (RSA) 71 72, S YONGCHAROENCHAI (THA) 72 71, J SJ?HOLM (SWE) 72 71, M BALDWIN (ENG) 74 69, D COUPLAND (ENG) 72 71,

144 P PETERSON (USA) 68 76, D YOUNG (SCO) 71 73, R PARATORE (ITA) 72 72, C HOWIE (SCO) 72 72, P FIGUEIREDO (POR) 73 71, A JOHNSTON (ENG) 70 74, J LUITEN (NED) 72 72, J MCLEOD (AUS) 70 74,

145 G PORTEOUS (ENG) 72 73, Z LOMBARD (RSA) 74 71, A KNAPPE (GER) 71 74, R PETERSSON (SWE) 77 68, J LAGERGREN (SWE) 73 72, J GEARY (NZL) 71 74, T TREE (ENG) 72 73,

146 G STAL (FRA) 70 76, G MOYNIHAN (IRL) 72 74, J CAMPILLO (ESP) 76 70, E SMYLIE (AUS) 77 69, N LEMKE (SWE) 73 73, L BJERREGAARD (DEN) 73 73,
147 S KRAAI (NED) 76 71, A GARCIA-HEREDIA (ESP) 72 75, J KASKE (FIN) 75 72, D ANTONISSE (AM) (NED) 72 75,

148 P DUNNE (IRL) 76 72, W DE VRIES (NED) 76 72, D PORSIUS (NED) 74 74, K REITAN (NOR) 73 75, S GARCIA RODRIGUEZ (ESP) 73 75, P ERIKSSON (SWE) 76 72, S TILEY (ENG) 70 78, R JACQUELIN (FRA) 76 72, G FDEZ-CASTA?O (ESP) 78 70, D LAWSON (AUS) 74 74, D PERRIER (FRA) 75 73,

149 W BESSELING (NED) 74 75, H PORTEOUS (RSA) 79 70, R MILLER (NED) 72 77, P ANGLES (ESP) 75 74,

150 M ALBERTUS (NED) 77 73, L VAN DER VIGHT (AM) (NED) 76 74, R WATTEL (FRA) 74 76, E DE LA RIVA (ESP) 75 75,

151 T KOIVISTO (USA) 75 76, J SANDBORG (SWE) 75 76, C PIGEM (ESP) 75 76, T GANDY (IMN) 74 77,

154 L GAGLI (ITA) 73 81, L JOHNSTON (SCO) 78 76, A ZEMMER (ITA) 77 77,

155 G GREEN (MAS) 85 70, K VAN DER WEELE (AM) (NED) 78 77,

156 F VAN DIJK (AM) (NED) 76 80,

157 M LAFEBER (NED) 75 82,

158 L KEUNEN (NED) 79 79,

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