ATZENBRUGG, Austria – Thomas Norret shot a 2-under 70 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final day of the Austrian Open.
The 37-year-old Dane, who is yet to win a European Tour event, is ranked 173rd and needs a strong finish to the season to retain his card. Norret ended the third round with an overall 9-under 207.
Kenneth Ferrie had the best round of the day with a 67, sharing second place with fellow Englishmen Simon Wakefield and Robert Coles along with Joost Luiten of the Netherlands at 7 under.
Norret birdied the first hole but dropped a shot at the par-4 eighth before three more birdies on his back nine.
England’s Tom Lewis shot a 70 to share 23rd in his professional debut. Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, who shared the lead overnight, had a 78 and dropped to 30th place.