European Tour, BMW International Open, Willett with One Shot Lead June 23 2012
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Danny Willett of England is gunning for his first European Tour win at the BMW International Open on the Gut Larchenhof golf course in Cologne. Danny leads by one shot after a third round -3 under par, 69 for a tournament total of -12 under par.Compatriot Chris Wood is just behind, and he is joined at tied in second place at -11 under par by the second round leader Joel Sjoholm of Sweden.
Danny was very talkative in interview, pleased with the way he had the ball under control all day;
“I got the ball under pretty good control most of the day. The wind was whipping around a bit but I drove the ball great which makes it a lot easier around this golf course. If you want to be in contention, you have to have things go your way a little bit. It's good to be back in a position where I feel like I should be. Tomorrow is just a case of making sure you go through everything properly, make sure you get the right numbers in your hand and you have the right feeling for the shot and see what you can do. Regardless of tomorrow, we have got a spell of four really good weeks, Open Qualifying Monday, and then we go Ireland, France, Scotland and then there are some great events at the end of the season. So I'm just looking forward to being able to play probably another 12 or 13 events on my schedule this year, fairly fit, lots of training and get on a really good leap forward from where I've been.”
Aussie Marcus Fraser has been hovering around the top of the leaderboard all tournament, and at only two back is still in contention;
“I played really well at the start and gave myself a lot of chances. I missed a couple of putts but overall pretty happy. I scrambled pretty well from the start of the back nine and managed to birdie the last which capped off a good day. Yesterday was good in my mind in that I didn't put myself out of the tournament, because I didn't play great, and could have quite easily been well back but made a few putts and stayed in there. Today I played well and got back into it, so it was a good day.”
Tomorrows final round will be a good contest, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.