Matt Wallace and Marcus Kinhult tied for the lead at Hillside

Matt Wallace

British chap Matt Wallace and Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult are tied for the lead of the English Experts going into Sunday’s last round in Southport.

The pair are both on 14 under with Scotland’s Richie Ramsay third, two shots behind at Slope.

Britain’s Tommy Fleetwood moved into a tie for fourth, three shots back, after a four-under round of 68.

Wallace had taken a one-shot lead into the third day however his 70 and Kinhult’s round of 68 saw the lead shared.

The British chap birdied the initial three gaps yet a first intruder of the competition on 12 and a twofold intruder six on 15 saw him slip back.

Kinhult hit five birdies, a falcon, an intruder, and a twofold intruder in his four-under round and took the clubhouse lead on 14 under before Wallace birdied the seventeenth to move level.

“Clearly I’m baffled with dropping a couple on the fifteenth gap yet I think I demonstrated a smidgen of character there to not give it a chance to influence me to an extreme and I played the last three gaps actually pleasantly,” Wallace said.

“I was endeavoring to remove a little note from Tiger’s [Woods] book and given them a chance to attempt to get me however I hit two terrible shots today and that is the thing that occurs in golf and I’m entirely content with how I took care of myself out there.

“I would have taken two under toward the beginning of the day, perceiving how breezy it was. We are fit as a fiddle. It’s not tied in with winning it on Saturday. It’s tied in with placing yourself in a great position, so anticipating tomorrow now.”

Ryder Container star Fleetwood, the host of the competition, pursued a birdie on the eighth with consecutive intruder however reignited his test by holing from 25 feet for falcon on the eleventh and making three further birdies on the back nine.

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