The third round ended in a three-way tie in the BMW International Open at the Golfclub München Eichenried course between Ernie Els, Alexander Levy and Alex Noren. All three players finished the day with a tournament total of -15 under par. Ernie Els / Getty Ernie has been caught at the top of the leaderboard in the BMW International Open, after a two hours and twenty minutes delay for rain in the third round. Ernie had a trio of three putts, but recovered with three birdies in his last five holes for a -3 under par 69 and to hang on at the top; "All in all I've got to be happy, I was a little out of sorts on the greens on the front nine, I didn't quite get the pace of the greens. They are a little bit faster for some reason and I kept hitting it past and then didn't make the returns, but I made a little slight adjustment and played some proper stuff coming in. If it wasn't for those three three putts I had, I would have had a really good score. I was playing so nicely that I felt I'm trying to pull away from the field, and then the opposite happened, and I made some mistakes. I'm in a good position still, just hanging onto the lead or co leader now, and tomorrow is all to play for." Alexander Levy was happy with his score, and to have played with Ernie; "I played very well, I'm very happy. It was great for me to play with a fantastic player. It's nice to play with him, very happy, it was unbelievable. It was tough, but I like this position. I practiced for that and I'm happy to be in this position for tomorrow. I like to play in the top, I prefer this position. I want to be like that all the time. I don't know what happens tomorrow, but I will go to make the job like today, and play golf on a golf course in good condition and I am happy." Alex Noren started the day three shots adrift of the lead, but made up the deficit with a -6 under par 66 round; " I hit a lot of good shots and a few bad ones, but you always do. You've got to be aggressive, because there are so many guys. The leaderboard is as tight as ever with so many good players. Yeah, I've got to be aggressive and maybe more aggressive tomorrow than today. I came off the bogey on 15, and it was a perfect distance for the three wood and I hit it great. Marcel hit it really close just before me, so I knew it was possible, but then I managed to hole the putt, it was great." Tied in fourth spot are Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Bjorn, both just one shot adrift at -14 under par. Home favorites Martin Kaymer and Marcel Siem are close by, in the group of five players at -12 under par. The leaderboard is still tightly compacted, with eleven players within three shots of the leaders. It will be a real battle for supremacy tomorrow.