Larrazabal takes 3-shot lead at BMW International

Pablo Larrazabal, shown during the 2014 U.S. Open, is leading the BMW International Open by three shots.
Pablo Larrazabal, shown during the 2014 U.S. Open, is leading the BMW International Open by three shots. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pablo Larrazabal broke out of a four-way tie through the halfway point of the BMW International Open to take a three-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round at Golf Club Gut Larchenhoff.

Larrazabal, who has yet to card a bogey in Cologne, Germany, shot 5-under 67 in the third round. He has a 54-hole total of 17-under 199.

The 31-year-old Spaniard is looking for his second victory on the European Tour this season as he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January.

Australian Richard Green shot a bogey-free 10-under 62 on Saturday to jump 51 spots on the leaderboard and into a tie for second with seven others. He carded eight birdies and an eagle during the third round. He went 7 under on holes 12-17.

In that seven-way tie for second, most notably chasing Larrazabal is world No. 2 Henrik Stenson (66), Italy’s Francesco Molinari (65), and 36-hole leaders Emiliano Grillo (70) and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (70).

There are another nine players tied for 10th, which includes Paul Casey, who fired a 9-under 63 Saturday, Oliver Fisher (65) Jamie Donaldson (65) and Danny Willett (71).

Due to inclement weather on Sunday, play is set to begin at 7 a.m. local time with a two tee start.