Luiten maintains itself in the top twenty on the third day of the British Open
Joost Luiten has Saturday at the British Open, a number of places. The 31-year-old Dutchman fell in Southport from the tenth to the eighteenth place, but is still handsome eighteenth.
Luiten began dramatically to his third round at Royal Birkdale. For the first hole, he used six strokes, two over par.
After the sixth hole had Lutes of the damage, however, is already eliminated. Then he stayed up a good resistance and with a dagscore of 70 strokes (par), the eighteenth at eleven strokes of leader Jordan Spieth.
“I think happy I should be if I Sunday towards the top ten can increase. Here we go,” let Luiten know in a first reaction on Golf.nl. He stands after three rounds at a score of 210 strokes (par).
Spieth, 2015 winner of the US Open and the Masters, came Saturday only in the lead by a round of 65 strokes. He has a lead of three strokes on his compatriot Matt Kuchar, who is 66 strokes needed for his third tour. Spieth after three days on a score of 199, Kuchar, at 202.
The South African Branden Grace wrote earlier in the day history. The 29-year-old player used for his third circulation only 62 strokes. Thus he set a record for men down to a majortoernooi. There are now 31 golfers on a score of 63 strokes matched with one of the four majors.
Grace, the number 35 of the world rankings, produced Saturday eight birdies on the par-70 course. He remained without bogeys. On Thursday (70 strokes) and Friday (74) had a seven times winner on the European Tour significantly more strokes for his tour of the eighteen holes.
With a total of 206 strokes (-4) belongs to Grace and now to the title contenders in the provisional position after three rounds. The 146e edition of the British Open goes on until Sunday. Last year picked up the Swede Henrik Stenson the title.