South Australian Wade Ormsby has maintained his excellent run of form to find himself just one shot behind the leader, Andres Romero, at the Omega European Masters at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana in Switzerland.
A bogey at the final hole in his round of 67 cost him a share of the lead but Ormsby has clearly found something with his game in recent starts including when 5th at last week’s Scandinavian Invitation.
“I’ve been working on the swing. It’s not the bit that comes easy to me. Always need to work on the weaker stuff and I’m definitely making inroads there, so I’m looking forward to a good day tomorrow.
“I’ve rocked up here after a break the last couple of years and haven’t played well, so I made sure I played one before, which was Sweden last week, and I played quite nicely.
“So, I was coming here with high hopes. When you get expectations you normally get shot down, but I always come to these kind of places feeling like I’ve got an opportunity.”
The highlight of Ormsby’s round came at the driveable par 4 7th when he missed the green right but he holed a delightful pitch for eagle which came after an opening bogey and a birdie at the 6th.
Romero is a player good enough to have led the Open Championship in 2007 into the 71st hole before a double bogey cost him victory but he does own two European Tour victories and a win on the PGA Tour.
The Argentine’s most recent form, however, has been well below his best having not recorded a top twenty anywhere in twelve months.
Romero and Ormsby will need to hold off challenges from two of Europe’s best, however, Tommy Fleetwood just one behind Ormsby and Rory McIlroy another shot back.
Sergio Garcia also moved to the edge of contention when he added a third round of 66 to be four from the lead.
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Top photo shows Andres Romero with his approach to the last today – Getty Images