The moving day of the Acciona Open de España in Madrid has ended. Marcel Sim, who had been playing steadily so far, was unable to put up any more strokes on the third day of the tournament and lost contact at the top with an even round. Frenchman Mathieu Pavon, who has dominated since day one, is defending his lead and will enter the final day with a score of 16 under par.
Matteo Pavón shines in Madrid
The Frenchman played the lowest round on day one and is now in first place on the leaderboard for the third day in a row. On transfer day he once again presented himself at his best. He made his first birdie on the fourth hole as he managed to reach the par 5 green with his second shot. He missed a good chance for eagle, but confidently made his first birdie. He managed another birdie on the front nine and didn’t lose a shot.
The Frenchman had to accept a one-stroke loss on the penultimate hole, but it didn’t hurt much as he trimmed his score with three more birdies on the back nine. In the end, he capped his round with a birdie, thus working his way to a daily score of five under par and a total score of 16 under par. He will play the final flight with Nathan Kimsey, lurking just behind him at 14 under par.
Marcel Sim’s equal round is not enough
Marcel Sim has had a good tournament so far reaching the Round of 66 and Round of 69 and has never missed the mark. On moving day, the 43-year-old was unable to repeat his performances of the previous days. Although he did not make any major errors, the even round made it difficult for the Mittmann player to attack the lead on the final day, which was now nine shots smaller.
His round started promisingly with two birdies on the front nine. In addition to the two birdies, he played even par all the way to 16, even making his first bogey on the same hole. He also needed another putt on the 18th, which brought him to a score of seven under par. Spanish PGA Tour player Jon Rahm also had the same overall score, and has yet to achieve his best performance at the DP World Tour Championship.
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