15 Oct Open de France: Nicolas Colsaerts three clear of George Coetzee
Nicolas Colsaerts moved a step closer to ending his seven-year winless by opening a three-shot direct at the Open de France run on the Union.
The Ryder Cup star published a 67 for to 13 under and three clear of playing partner George Coetzee as the 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship.
Jamie Donaldson rolled back and Richie Ramsay and the years on his birthday to place a third-round 66 and combine Kurt Kitayama at a share of third together 5 rebounds off the pace.
“I wasn’t really considering just what the result was,” Colsaerts told Sky Sports. “It’d be amazing to win this thing, but should I stay away from believing that then I believe my chances will be a whole good deal higher than if I find this thing directly in front of me”
Colsaerts began in a discussion of the lead but was handed the outright edge prior to the Belgian followed a birdie at the fifth having a gain in the sixth to achieve the turn ahead when Coetzee bogeyed the second.
Kurt Kitayama has been Colsaerts’ challenger until bogeys in the watched him slide down the leaderboard, after beginning his back nine with a birdie at the 37, while Coetzee moved.
The South African exchanged birdies with Colsaerts in the 11th and 12th to see that the set pull clear of the chasing pack, just for Coetzee into double-bogey that the 13th and autumn three supporting after a wayward tee shot.
Colsaerts bounced straight back from missing a 10-footer to save par at the 17th retain his cushion and to hole a birdie, as Coetzee closed his round with a run of pars.
A birdie lifted Kitayama alongside Donaldson, who watched his sole blemish come by means of a bogey at the 13th and published six birdies under to eight.
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