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Source: BMW Group Haotong Li continues to dominate and attacks a more than 20-year-old record Thomas Pieters now the closest pursuer Birthday cake and serenade for Max Kieffer Starting times for Sunday Munich. So far it has been Haotong Li’s tournament. On the third day of the BMW International Open at the Munich Eichenried Golf Club, the Chinese showed neither nerves nor weaknesses and, after another round of 67 (-5), is now 20 under par for the tournament Top. This puts the tournament record of 27 strokes under par set by John Daly (USA) in 2001 and which seemed unassailable for a long time, within reach on Sunday keep up with the 26-year-old. Above all the Belgian Ryder Cup player Thomas Pieters (-17), who is only three strokes behind in the final round. Jordan Smith (ENG, -16) is third, followed by Darius van Driel (NED) and Ryan Fox (NZL, both -15, T4). Sole sixth is Romain Langasque (FRA, -14). Best German after 54 holes is Nicolai von Dellingshausen (-13), who only needed 66 strokes (-6) today and finished seventh with Sami Välimäki from Finland and Kazuki from Japan Higa shares. Higa experienced a day today that he will not soon forget. As the winner of the BMW Japan Golf Tour Championship 2022, he received an invitation to the BMW International Open. The draw wanted Higa to play alongside Billy Horschel today – and how: The Japanese brought a 64 (-8) and thus, like van Driel, the lowest round of the day into the clubhouse. Horschel himself was only one Batted worse than his playing partner and improved to 10th place with a total score of now 12 under par. The American shares this with, among others, Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa and the two-time BMW International Opera Champion Pablo Larrazábal (ESP). Max Kieffer (GER, -11, T14), who is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, also stays on way to a top position. On his special day, Kieffer was warmly welcomed on the 18th green with a birthday cake from Stefan Teuchert, Tournament President and BMW Group Head of Market Germany, and a birthday song from the spectators. Yanik Paul (GER, -9, T29) played the third solid round of 69 (-3) in a row, Martin Kaymer (GER, -8, T38) came into the clubhouse with a 70 (-2). Kaymer will tomorrow at 10: 10 a.m. start in the final round. Von Dellingshausen will start the final round together with Higa at 1:10 p.m. The top flight with Li and Pieters tees off at 1:40 p.m. All tee times are available for download below (PDF printable icon). Round 2 Quotes Haotong Li would to come second. There is no expectation for tomorrow. I’m still three shots ahead, but tomorrow will be a tough day. I just have to keep at it and play my game.” Thomas Pieters. “You know players are going to shoot a 64 here so after six or seven holes I was a bit frustrated because I was only under one and a couple of times Par had to save. Then it was very nice to play a 31 on the back nine. I’m just looking forward to a nice day tomorrow – and hopefully lots of birdies.” Kazuki Higa. “I was just trying to keep up with Billy, that’s all I wanted to do. I’m very honored to have the chance to play in a tournament as big as the BMW International Open, so I’ve been very excited all week. I would like to be in the top 10 to be able to take part in the next tournament (Horizon Irish Open). “Nicolai von Dellingshausen. “It’s getting better and better. But overall I’m satisfied with how the lap went. In the moments when I had a bit of trouble, I saved myself well and fought back. I’m trying to capture today’s moment and I’m going to take my time now about how exactly I’m going to approach the pitch tomorrow. That depends on how he develops, how dry he gets and where the flags are.” Billy Horschel. “Overall a really strong day of golf. I was still disappointed with the back nine after a great first nine holes, but it was a solid move today. However, given the 20 under at the top, I would have to do something very special tomorrow to have a chance of winning.” Max Kieffer: “I’m happy about the many congratulations, but the golf could have gone better today. It was an up and down today. I played really well in between, but just made too many mistakes. I will train a bit more tonight, rest a bit and hopefully be fully fit and focused tomorrow.”
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