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Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland are one shot behind Matt Wallace and Jeff Winther is 2 again; defending champion Jon Rahm inside 5 of the lead and Race to Dubai champion Rory McIlroy eight behind; watch the ultimate spherical stay on Sunday from 6.30am on Sky Sports activities Golf

By Ali Stafford

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Matt Wallace birdies each gap on his again 9 to fireside a course-record 60 and transfer two forward on the DP World Tour Championship

Matt Wallace birdies each gap on his again 9 to fireside a course-record 60 and transfer two forward on the DP World Tour Championship

Matt Wallace produced a historic back-nine birdie cost to take a one-shot lead into the ultimate spherical of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Wallace got here into the weekend seven strokes again however birdied each gap of his again 9 throughout a exceptional Saturday at Jumeirah Golf Estates, the place a 12-under 60 lifted him to 16 below and forward of a congested leaderboard.

The 9 consecutive birdies – 12 in whole – and the back-nine 27 all equalled historic bests on the DP World Tour, though won’t go into the report books due to most popular lies getting used in the course of the third spherical.

Wallace registered 12 birdies throughout his exceptional third spherical in Dubai

Ryder Cup stars Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood share second after carding matching 66s on a low-scoring day, whereas Jeff Winther holds fourth spot forward of Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson and in a single day chief Nicolai Hojgaard.

Wallace goes wild in Dubai

Wallace took benefit of the par-five second and holed from 10 toes to select up a shot on the sixth, then responded to lacking a seven-foot birdie likelihood on the subsequent to transform from 12 toes on the eighth and attain the flip in 33.

Wallace flirted with a sub-60 spherical on Saturday

The four-time DP World Tour winner began his unimaginable burst of scoring when he rolled in from 30 toes on the tenth and 20 toes on the par-four subsequent, earlier than including additional birdies from six toes on the twelfth and shut vary on the thirteenth to shut inside two of the lead.

Wallace two-putted from 40 toes on the 14th and fired his approaches to tap-in vary on the subsequent two holes, with a six-foot birdie on the seventeenth shifting him high of the leaderboard and elevating the opportunity of a ’59 spherical’.

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The Englishman discovered the greenside bunker along with his strategy into the par-five final however was inches away from holing out for eagle, though a tap-in birdie matched the DP World Tour bests for many birdies made in a single spherical and most consecutive birdies.

“What a day, a tremendous day,” Wallace stated. “I simply tried my hardest to get myself again within the event. I performed nice there and on the finish there I did not even assume that it was for a 59, truthfully. I feel it helped me a bit bit, however I simply performed actually properly down the stretch.”

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Rory McIlroy produced a surprising 70-foot birdie in the course of the third spherical of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Rory McIlroy produced a surprising 70-foot birdie in the course of the third spherical of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Fleetwood jumped two clear earlier within the day after 5 birdies in his opening seven holes, with the previous Race to Dubai champion cancelling out a three-putt bogey on the twelfth with a monster eagle on the par-five 14th.

The Englishman retained a share of the lead with a birdie on the sixteenth however bogeyed the subsequent and didn’t reap the benefits of the par-five final, the place Hovland holed from seven toes to shut a blemish-free 66 and likewise get inside one of many lead.

Viktor Hovland is only one shot off the lead with 18 holes to play

Winther’s eight-under 64 included a hole-out eagle from the tenth fairway and one other eagle on the final, whereas Hojgaard was inside one of many lead till closing a two-under 70 with back-to-back bogeys and falling again alongside Ferguson – who fired a bogey-free 64 – on 13 below.

Defending champion Jon Rahm is 5 behind after a five-under 67, whereas Race to Dubai champion Rory McIlroy moved again inside the highest 20 on the leaderboard by discovering a birdie-eagle end to shut a seven-under 65.

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