SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) – A admirable run of seven alternating birdies helped Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen booty a one-shot advance afterwards the Andalucia Open third annular on Saturday.
Kjeldsen additionally best up a backward hawkeye to breach the Real Club advance record, and his career-best score, by a achievement as a 10-under-par 62 becoming a 14-under accumulated of 202.
His ambition looked incontestable back he stood six shots bright but afterwards he was about bent by second-placed David Drysdale of Britain, who acquired four acclamation in the aftermost three holes to acknowledgment a 66.
Briton Alastair Forsyth (68) and Spaniard Carlos Del Moral (69) aggregate third spot, four off the pace.
Kjeldsen holed from 45-feet for an hawkeye three at the continued 16th and was one baboon shy of the European Bout afterwards almanac of eight afterwards starting his allegation at the seventh hole. “I was so abundant in my area I didn’t realise I was on for equalling the almanac on the 14th,” Kjeldsen told reporters.
“When you are arena that able-bodied you lose clue of how abounding birdies you’ve made.”
The 33-year-old Dane, now based in Ascot, England, hit anatomy at a acceptable time, 12 canicule afore he makes his admission at the U.S. Masters.
After his anatomy biconcave afterward a additional European victory, in the 2008 Volvo Masters at Valderrama, Kjeldsen approved the abetment of amateur above best Padraig Harrington’s brainy coach.
“I went to Bob Rotella about agnosticism that had crept into my apperception over abstruse things and he austere my arch for me,” said the leader.
“I’d apprehend his books but Padraig gave me Bob’s cardinal so I accept him to acknowledge for the advice I got.”
A tie for seventh at the WGC-CA Championship in Miami two weeks ago additionally adequate Kjeldsen’s confidence.
“The acreage we had in Miami doesn’t get abundant bigger so I’m attractive advanced abundantly to Augusta,” he said.
“I’m absolutely activity there with aerial hopes, not aloof to adore myself.”
Scot Drysdale is gluttonous his beginning bout title. The 34-year-old has alert absent his bout agenda by a distinct achievement but was additional by a third-place accomplishment at the Joburg Open in January.
Halfway baton Marcel Siem of Germany angled six acclamation off the clip with a 73.
Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, arena in his 500th European Bout event, carded a 75 for 214.
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