Purcell & Sugrue solidify positions as Hoey drops back at Dormy Open

by | May 21, 2021 | 0 comments

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After making his first cut in the professional ranks James Sugrue continued his good showing with a third round of 69 (-3) which included seven birdies along with four bogeys on moving day at the Dormy Open at Österåkers Golfklubb in Sweden.

Sugrue’s score was matched by Conor Purcell who carded four birdies and an eagle along with three bogeys in his round of 69 with Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey having a day to forget as he returned an eight-over par round of 80 to drop down to 74th place.

Both Sugrue and Purcell now find themselves tied on four-under par in 28th place heading to the final round but find themselves a long way off the leader Felix Mory who holds a two-shot lead after posting a six under par round of 66.

Frenchman Mory finished the day on 17-under par, overturning a three-shot deficit to move clear of local boy Björn Hellgren. Mory is proud of his performance, which included seven birdies and an eagle as he looks to propel himself up the 2021 Road to Mallorca Rankings tomorrow.

“I’m happy with the way I played today,” said Mory “Even though I didn’t strike it as well as yesterday, I’m really happy with my score and still managed to make par when I missed the green so overall, I’m happy with my round.

“I was pretty aggressive on the par fives but other than that my game plan was pretty much the same as yesterday.”

Mory’s brilliant round ignited after an eagle on the fifth, followed by three consecutive birdies, propelling him to the top of the leaderboard. He will be hoping for more of the same tomorrow as he searches for a maiden European Challenge Tour Victory in just his fourth event.

“The key holes were five, six, seven and eight as I went eagle, birdie, birdie and birdie. I hit some great shots there and got it very close,” he added.“I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge tomorrow.”

Sweden’s Hampus Bergman sits in third place on 11 under par, six shots off the lead. There is plenty of experience behind with former Challenge Tour winners Roope Kakko and Ricardo Gouveia sharing third place with Jérôme Lando Casanova of France and young Swede Marcus Svensson, all on nine under par.

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