Ludvig Åberg will take a two-shot lead into the ultimate spherical of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after persevering with his sensational type with a six-under 66 within the third spherical .
The 23-year-old Swede, who’s bidding for back-to-back victories after successful the European Masters earlier this month to earn a Ryder Cup call-up, carded an eagle, 5 birdies and only one bogey to maintain the chasing pack at bay as he completed on 16 underneath.
It’s six years since Alex Noren turned the primary Rolex Collection champion at Wentworth and Åberg is seeking to change into simply the second Swede to win this historic occasion. Ryder Cup team-mate Tommy Fleetwood and Scotland’s Connor Syme his nearest challengers on 14 underneath, with Aaron Rai and Callum Shinkwin are at 13 underneath alongside Ryan Fox, who’s one away from Masters champion Jon Rahm.
Åberg, who solely turned skilled in June, began the day in a tie for the lead on 10 underneath together with his compatriot Sebastian Soderberg, however took command on the par-five fourth when he made an eagle after knocking his second to round six ft as Soderberg fell out of competition with a triple-bogey. Birdies at seven, eight and 12 noticed him open up a two-shot lead and he maintained that over the ultimate six holes because of birdies at 15 and 18.
Ryder Cup team-mates Sepp Straka (69) and Tyrrell Hatton (68) each stay within the operating on 11 underneath, whereas Viktor Hovland (67) will nonetheless hope to strike from 10 underneath, though defending champion Shane Lowry (67) may be too far off the tempo on 9 underneath.
Åberg mentioned: “I felt like I used to be placing the ball fairly properly right now, though I had just a few left misses with my driver, however ended up with some key saves right here and there, after which with just a few good photographs coming in. I believe even when I wasn’t main, I’d be trying ahead to taking part in a Sunday spherical at Wentworth. It’s such an iconic place and I’m simply lucky to play good golf for the final three days and hopefully I’ll do the identical tomorrow and play some good golf.
With heavy rain forecast for Sunday afternoon, the ultimate spherical’s play will contain a two-tee begin from holes one and 9 at 8.20am and 10.20am respectively.