England’s Sam Horsfield will head into the final round of the Hero Open with a slender lead after a rollercoaster third day at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
The Englishman entered day three in a share of the lead but took total control as he cruised to turn in 31 with a six-shot advantage.
A three-putt bogey on the 10th came completely out of the blue and Horsfield came home in 40 to get to 14 under and leave the second event of the UK Swing wide open heading into the final 18 holes.
Danish teen Rasmus Højgaard was among those at 13 under after a bogey-free 66, alongside Welshman Oliver Farr and Finn Mikko Korhonen, who both fired rounds of 67.
South Africa’s lone weekend representative, Louis de Jager, is seven strokes behind after a 69.
Despite ranking inside the day’s top 10 for GIRs, it was three bogeys that derailed De Jager’s move.
A bogey at the opening hole and his second of the day at the 8th had him turn in level par. He then rattled off gains at 11, 12 and 14 but there was a drop at 13 to slow his charge. A 17th-hole birdie allowed him to join the group in 24th place.