Qatar Masters 2020 R3 { 187 images } Created 2 Mar 2020

Jorge Campillo carded a third round 67 to take a one shot lead into the final day of the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

The Spaniard started the day in a share of the lead and picked up five shots in six holes around the turn to move three ahead and into a commanding position at Education City Golf Club.

But a pair of bogeys on the back nine in the increasing wind meant he came home in level par for a 14 under total, just one clear of Scot David Drysdale and Dane Jeff Winther.

Another Dane in Benjamin Poke was then at 12 under, a shot clear of Swede Alexander Björk and Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal.

Drysdale is playing his 498th European Tour event this week as he looks for a maiden victory, while a win for Winther would come at the 97th attempt as he establishes himself fully on the European Tour after three successful trips to the Qualifying School.

Finn Kalle Samooja and England's Jack Senior were at ten under, a shot clear of two more Englishmen in Marcus Armitage and Andy Sullivan, India's S.S.P. Chawrasia, Belgian Thomas Detry and Scotland's Scott Jamieson.

Player quotes

Jorge Campillo: “It was tough, especially the last four holes into the wind, so it wasn’t playing easy at all. The front nine wasn’t windy, it was playing easy, and the back nine was tough. I missed a few short putts but overall a good last three holes.

“I am in a good position for tomorrow but still 18 holes to go. It is going to be a tough day tomorrow, but I am glad with the position I am in right now because I wasn’t playing good, so being leader after three days after the last few weeks is nice.

“If I had not won a golf tournament already I would have been a little bit nervous coming into tomorrow, but since I have won, it is a little bit more familiar, so I will still be a little nervous but hopefully tomorrow I can play as good as today and win.”

David Drysdale: "I was pretty aggressive off the tee (at the 17th), I hit driver, most guys would hit three wood off there. Got it down on a good number, 160 into the breeze, and it was perfect - four inches short. That's the sort of birdie putt you like.

"I started quite well, I was four under through six holes and I just holed a couple of nice putts. In the middle of the round I struggled a wee bit and hit a lot to 40 or 50 feet but managed to two putt them and move on and capitalise on my good shots.

"It was good fun, it's my birthday in a couple of weeks so we're (him and Vicky) getting older together but we're enjoying each other's company on the golf course.

"The first couple of seasons worked very well. I haven't played the best the last 14 months or so, I've been grinding away, but we haven't fallen out yet."

Jeff Winther: "We had good fun, good playing partners are always good to have and you can lean on your caddie as well. We just enjoyed it and played very well. I putted very well as well and that's a big factor.
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