Last updated Sunday 28th May 2023.
Young Kiwi golfer Daniel Hillier remains in the hunt for a maiden victory on the DP World Tour, despite a late double-bogey blow on Sunday (NZ time) at the KLM Open in the Netherlands.
The 24-year-old world No 333, a two-time winner on the European second-tier Challenge Tour, is in a tie for fourth, two shots off the pace, heading into the final round.
On the back of posting the equal-best second round score (67), Hillier was less impressive on moving day, yet his one-under 71 was still good enough to keep him right in the mix.
He could even have held a share of the lead had it not been for finding the water with his second shot on the par-three 17th. Having made a bogey to start the day, Hillier had then been blemish-free, picking up shots at holes three, 11, 12 and 15, prior to that late slip-up.
He is one of four players at eight-under, with Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal leading the charge at 10-under, ahead of Spain’s Adrian Otaegui and Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard, at nine-under.
Meanwhile, Ryan Fox is in a tie for 16th at the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas after a similarly disappointing finish to his third round.
He ended with a one-under 69 to be in a nine-way tie at three-under overall. American Adam Schenk and Englishman Harry Hall lead at 10-under.
At the Senior PGA Championship, Steven Alker looks out of the running to defend his title, sitting seventh, eight shots back.
A three-under 69 third round bumped the Kiwi up to eight-under overall, and while there are a trio of players just one shot in front, Stewart Cink (13-under) has a healthy lead on them, while fellow American Steve Stricker is at 15-under and Irishman Padraig Harrington holds the lead at 16-under.