Jon Rahm opens up five-shot lead at Open de Espana
By sinking into a five-shot lead in Madrid jon Rahm place himself in pole position for a powerful Open de Espana title defence.
Rahm submitted an eagle and five birdies in an extraordinary back nine to card an eight-under 63, the days lowest round, also pull clear of the chasing pack on home land.
The world No 5 challenge comes from duo Rafa Cabrera Bello and Samuel Del Val, who discuss second on 12 under,
with Jens Dantorp a further stroke back in fourth after a six-under 65.
Ive got a excellent opportunity to defend this name, Rahm said. Im feeling good so hopefully I can keep doing what Im doing, hitting it off the tee hitting good iron shots, then the rest will take care of itself.
At the third, Rahm wrapped Beginning the round at a share of the lead and followed a birdie in the alongside a four-foot gain in the seventh to grab the benefit.
Rahm carded a three-putt bogey at the eighth and then failed to get up and down from off the upcoming green to drop the next shot and get to the flip two off the speed,only to start a remarkable eight by holing a birdie.
Prior to extending his lead having a notable eagle from the center of the 16th fairway, the Spaniard went on a streak of four consecutive birdies all from within six feet.
Although Rahm was unable to add to his own tally over the final stretch, ending with back-to-back pars, his lead climbed to five Del Val closed his third-round 69 using a three-putt bogey.
Rafa Cabrera Bello posted a 70 while Adri Arnaus signed for a 72 to fall using Zander Lombard and Jason Scrivener at a share of fifth to combine Del Val on 12 under.
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