Golf: Thorbjorn Olesen makes light of Austrian weather
Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen retained a firm grip on the Lyoness Open in Austria after a third-round 68 left him 16 under par and three clear of the field.
Atrocious weather at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg on the first two days left half the field still to complete their second rounds yesterday morning.
But 22-year-old Olesen was already in the clubhouse with a 12-under-par halfway mark and yesterday stayed clear of his challengers, having dropped only one stroke throughout his three rounds.
Swede Rikard Karlberg had four birdies in his last six holes to finish with a 66 in second place. Benjamin Hebert of France returned a joint best of the week 64 to move into a share of third place with compatriot Thomas Levet, England’s Richard Bland and home favourite Bernd Wiesberger.
Chris Doak leads the Scottish challenge on nine under par after shooting a 68. Steven O’Hara (67) and Scott Jamieson (70) are a further shot adrift.
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Monday 20 May 2013
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