In sun, Nixon moves to NH Collection lead

Matthew Nixon leads the European Tour's 2014 NH Collection Open after three rounds (shown here during last year's Russian Open).

Every day has seen a different leader at the NH Collection Open, but Saturday was the first to see the completion of its scheduled round in the wake of Thursday's rain delay.

Matthew Nixon of England will carry a one-shot lead into the final round after his 65 moved him to the top of the leaderboard, just ahead of Marco Crespi of Italy.

"I kept knocking them close and knocking the putts in,” said Nixon, who carded nine birdies against two bogeys Saturday and is looking for his first win on the European Tour. “If I could do that again tomorrow it would come in handy.

“Today the conditions are obviously a little better, but it was just one of them days. I had a nice start and it just kept going."

Felipe Aguilar is solo third at 6 under, with Ricardo Santos another shot back in solo fourth. T-5 at 5 under are David Horsey, Adrian Otaegui, Richie Ramsay and Tjaart van der Walt.

– European Tour contributed

Welcome to Golfweek.com's comments section.
Please review the posting guidlines here: Golfweek.com Community Guidelines.
All accounts must be verified using Disqus email verification