European Tour

Aguilar leads Frittelli by 2 at Austrian Open

Felipe Aguilar (AFP)
Felipe Aguilar (AFP)

Vienna - Chile's Felipe Aguilar takes a two-shot lead into the final day at the Austrian Open after carding a third round 72 on Saturday.

The 42-year-old Aguilar, who is seeking a third European Tour title, carded four birdies and four bogeys to finish nine under par.

Austria's Sepp Straka, who is ranked 1 181st in the world, Sweden's Johan Carlsson and South Africa's Dylan Frittelli share second place on seven under.

"Today I think I left many shots on the golf course," said Aguilar, who has led all the way from Thursday's first round.

"But I'm still in contention and this is what I wanted on Thursday so we will see what happens."

Aguilar, who has missed the cut in six of his 11 events this season and has a best finish of 41st, surged four clear with birdies on the fourth and seventh, but bogeyed the eighth and 14th to allow Straka to get within one thanks to birdies on the 15th and 16th.

Straka's bogey on the 17th and a two-putt birdie on the 15th allowed Aguilar to move three ahead until a bogey on the 18th set up a tense final day.

Leading third round scores in the EPGA Austrian Open at Atzenbrugg, Vienna on Saturday (Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72):

207 - Felipe Aguilar (CHI) 65-70-72

209 - Sepp Straka (AUT) 69-70-70, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 70-71-68, Johan Carlsson (SWE) 67-71-71

210 - Jbe Kruger (RSA) 69-73-68, Richard McEvoy 72-71-67, Mikko Korhonen (FIN) 71-73-66, Carlos Pigem (ESP) 70-71-69

211 - Alexander Bjork (SWE) 69-74-68

212 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 70-72-70, David Horsey 75-64-73, Ryan Fox (NZL) 71-70-71, Matthew Baldwin 69-72-71, Graeme Storm 68-69-75

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