Rasmus Hojgaard holds a slender one-shot lead over George Coetzee on the Open de France after making a horrible begin to his third spherical and ending with a 3-over 74 on Saturday.
The Danish participant had a six-shot lead in a single day, however he slipped from 15-under to 12-under.
Coetzee — a five-time European tour winner — was third in a single day and the South African’s 3-under 68 put him in rivalry at 11-under after Hojgaard’s early blunders.
Hojgaard made a quintuple-bogey on the par-three second gap and a bogey on the subsequent. It was far faraway from Thursday’s first spherical, when his 9-under 62 tied the course document at Le Golf Nationwide exterior Paris.
He steadied himself, nonetheless, with two birdies on the entrance 9. Though he made three extra birdies on the again 9, he additionally bogied twice, together with a demoralising one on the 18th.
Belgian Thomas Pieters carded a 5-under 66 to hitch Barjon (70) on 10-under and go into Sunday’s closing spherical tied for third place.
Sitting one shot behind them are German golfer Yannik Paul and Frenchman Antoine Rozner in a tie for fifth place in what guarantees to be a large open final day.
The event was not performed over the previous two years because of the coronavirus pandemic.