Outsiders take the lead
Hero of the 18,200 spectators in Crans-Montana on Saturday (an absolute record), Rory McIlroy did his job... almost until the end. He was in the game for 13 holes before failing three times: bogeys in the 14th, 17th and 18th. This final result must not have been to the taste of the Northern Irish star. At the end of this third day of competition, which ended in -1, McIlroy finished 5th in the Omega European Masters (-11). Only three strokes behind the lead, he still have his chances of winning on Sunday.
Andres Romero, had a very different day. The Argentine completely missed his first game with a bogey on hole No 2 and a double bogey on hole No 5. However, he was able to reverse the trend and recover five shots from the 13th to 16th, before finishing with two par. Enough to overtake everyone (-14) and have a head start on Wade Ormsby. In the end, these two outsiders managed the pressure way better than McIlroy. Tommy Fleetwood and Gavin Green, the leader after two laps, are in third place. Sergio Gracia (-10) is 9th and Miguel Angel Jimenez (-8) is 14th.