Euro Tour. ISPS HandaWales Open. Peter Uihlein Peaks. August 31 2013

Peter Uihlein peaked in the third round of the European Tour ISPS Handa Wales Open at The Celtic Manor. Peter Uihlein  (Getty Images) Silhouette of Peter Uihlein / Getty Images Peter took control of the Handa Wales Open shooting a third round -4 under par 67 and standing clear of the field at the top of the leaderboard with a total of -7 under par. That score gives him a three shot lead starting the final round tomorrow. Peter moved into the lead with an Eagle three at the par five at ninth hole, after a stunning long iron to nine feet. Not content with that effort, he rolled in a 50-footer putt at the next hole, before picking up a further gain at 14 following an excellent approach. He said he had played solid golf and is looking forward to tomorrow; “I was just solid today and was able to plot my way around, I am excited for tomorrow and looking forward to it. I feel like I’ve given myself a few opportunities this year and hopefully I can stick to my gameplan.” Tied in second place at -4 under par are Thomas Levet and Grégory Bourdy, the two Frenchmen having very different rounds. Thomas also had a -4 under par 67, and echoed Peter's comments about sold play; “I played very solidly today, even when I bogeyed, I was quite unlucky. It was a very good round. I have played pretty good this year, there are some weeks I have played OK and nothing has happened. When things happen on the greens and you get lucky bounces, suddenly you’re back at the top of leaderboards.” Grégory could only managed a -1 under par third round of 70, finding the water at the par three 13th to eventually card a double bogey. He said that at the end of the day he was quite happy; "I am quite happy after the end because I had to fight to get pars on 17 and 18. Peter is playing very well and it is going to be a great day tomorrow." A stroke further back, at -3 under par tournament total and tied in fourth spot are Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Joost Luiten and Peter Hedblom. Peter shot the day’s outstanding round, -5 under par 66. He had birdies on one, six, nine, thirteen, fourteen and seventeen, with his sole dropped shot coming at the sixteenth. Tomorrow should be a good day for the American Peter Uihlein, a three shot lead is a comfortable margin to take into the last round at The Celtic Manor.