Jeff Winther will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mallorca Golf Open.
The Dane had started the week with an eight-under-par effort but took nine more blows on day two as high winds made scoring far more difficult at Golf Santa Ponsa.
Favourable conditions returned for the third round and while there were seven players tied for the lead midway through the day, Winther finished with three birdies in a back nine of 30 to match his opening score and move to 15 under.
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Home favourite Jorge Campillo was his nearest challenger after a 64, with another Spaniard in Alvaro Quiros and Swede Sebastian Soderberg at 12 under.
Pep Angles was four shots off the lead, with Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez making it four Spaniards in the top eight at 10 under alongside South African Bryce Easton and German Matti Schmid.
Winther has now carded three 62s – his lowest European Tour score – on Spanish islands on the 2021 Race to Dubai after an opening 62 at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open.
He has shot five of his eight lowest European Tour rounds in Spain and will take a lead into the final 18 holes of a European Tour event for the first time in his career.
“Going home to the place we’re staying with the kids will definitely remove every focus on golf there is,” he said. “It’s more the nerves on the course tomorrow I’ll have to try and keep in check.
“I was a little more controlled from the tee to the green so that was lovely compared to yesterday where I was literally left, left and more left,” he added.
“I just thought, forget yesterday and swing like you normally do. It’s been alright, I’ve actually been a little bit on the right side today so tomorrow hopefully it will be straight and in the middle.
“It was lovely today, Jorge and I putted really well and just kept making birdies and birdies, it was almost a little competition between us.”